If your home has sustained smoke damage from a fire, you will likely only be concerned about getting your home restored to looking and feeling normal. While this is certainly important, you may be overlooking a variety of health risks that could also affect you and your family. In many cases, these problems persist due to homeowners trying to clean up their home themselves, rather than calling on professionals who are trained in smoke damage restoration. To make sure you and your family stay healthy and your home returns to its former beauty, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Throat Irritation and Bronchitis
If you have had a fire in your home, there is a good chance that no matter how well you think you have cleaned there will still be soot, ashes, dust, and other debris left behind. As a result, it is possible you and other family members could begin suffering from severe throat irritation, bronchitis, asthma, or emphysema, all of which can become serious health issues requiring immediate medical attention. Rather than take this risk, turn to professionals at Gateway Restoration who have the knowledge, experience, skills, and equipment needed to rid your home of smoke damage debris you thought was long gone.

Eye Problems
With microscopic pieces of soot and ashes still floating in the air of your home, chances are you will notice your eyes are feeling scratchy, dry, and are watering far more than normal. If this is the case, the problem will not be solved until you have your house professionally restored by trained smoke damage professionals. Since eye discomfort can make it difficult to perform many daily tasks, don’t delay in contacting Gateway Restoration to make sure you can once again live in comfort.

If you find yourself feeling worse and worse since your home was damaged by fire and smoke, it is time to call in the professionals at Gateway Restoration. To get a free evaluation of your situation and information on how we can help your Glendale home, visit us online at gatewayrestoration.com or call us at 480-568-1718.