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Experiencing a fire in your Tampa, Florida home can be a devastating experience. Once the relief that everyone is safe subsides, you are then left with assessing and dealing with the damage that has occurred in your home.

Problems That Fire Damage Can Create in Your Home

There are numerous problems that fire damage can cause in your home. Some are simply aesthetic, and others can damage your health. Some of the problems you may have in your home after a fire has occurred include:

Invisible Soot Particles

Invisible soot particles can hang around in the air of your home and have the possibility of containing such hazards as:

  • Cancer-causing asbestos fibers
  • Ammonia
  • Tar
  • Formaldehyde

When these particles are still present, they can enter into your body through your skin, eyes, and into your lungs as you breathe. When your body intakes such dangerous chemicals you can have health issues such as respiratory illness, asthma, bronchitis, heart conditions, and even cancer.

Chemical Exposure

When certain items in your home burn, they can release toxic residue into the air and as a residue on counters, walls, floors, and furniture. Such items as plastic, textiles, wood and household appliances don’t burn cleanly, and when they melt or become fire-damaged, they can release toxic chemicals in the home.

Why You Need a Professional Fire Restoration Company

There are many reasons to fire a professional fire clean up and restoration company to take care of your house after a fire has occurred. A professional fire restoration company:

  • Has the specialized equipment needed to perform the job.
  • Will know what items can be salvaged and how to clean them up properly.
  • Will be able to handle and remove the toxic chemical and health hazards that are present.

When it comes to cleaning up after a fire has damaged your home, it is best to leave it to the professionals to make sure the job is done right, and your home is healthy enough to return to. In need of some fire damage cleanup? Contact ServiceMaster 24 Hour at 727-201-0499 today.

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