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Fire Restoration- Health dangers if left untreated

September 27, 2023 – by Mark Towers

Fire – health dangers if left untreated

Fires can be devastating for homes and businesses alike, causing extensive damage to both the property and its contents.

Whilst the physical damage can be repaired, many people don’t realise the health risks posed by not undertaking proper fire restoration.

Left untreated, the smoke and soot residue from a fire can create several health problems, including respiratory issues, skin irritations, and even long-term illnesses.

Working together

UK Commercial Groups technicians are fully trained and highly skilled in planning Fire restoration services.

When it comes to fire restoration, it is essential to hire professionals who have the expertise and experience to properly address the health risks associated with fire damage.

Attempting to clean up and restore the property yourself may not fully eliminate the smoke, soot, and toxic residue,

putting you and your loved ones at risk of respiratory problems, skin irritations, and long-term health issues.

Fire restoration process

Soot that is produced during a fire will leave staining on surfaces.

This restoration process will not leave you with a “as new” surface.

Your property will need redecorating once work is complete.

Firstly, we clean all loose soot from surfaces.

This task alone is a difficult process which takes time.

Secondly, we use a fog the affected area with a chemical.

This locks in the smell left from the fire.

We use specialised chemicals and equipment to complete these tasks.

Moreover, all of our work is risk assessed and we can work closely with insurance companies.

Mould growth

In the aftermath of a fire, another health risk to be aware of is the growth of mould.

Mould thrives in damp and humid environments, and the water used to extinguish the fire can create the perfect conditions for mould growth.

Breathing in mould spores can cause allergies, asthma attacks, and respiratory infections.

Additionally, certain types of mould produce toxic substances called mycotoxins, which can lead to more severe health issues.

To prevent the growth of mould and protect your health, it is crucial to address fire damage promptly and hire professionals for thorough fire restoration.

The pictures below show surface after the restoration process has taken place.

Fire damage on walls and ceilings

Soot can cause as much damage as fire.

Showing after work has been completed

Ready for redecorating

All posts by Tony Earnshaw

Managing Director
Since single-handedly forming the UK Commercial Group a decade ago, Tony Earnshaw has remained at the helm – overseeing the company’s developments and making all of the plays necessary to remain at the forefront of a highly competitive industry.

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