You’ve had a fire in your home. Smoke has filled the air and left soot on the walls and ceiling. Now that the fire has been put out and the smoke has cleared, you’re wondering if there are any health risks associated with the residual soot. The answer is yes.
The crawlspace beneath your house is a dirt floor. It is not uncommon for this ground to be damp, especially (depending on where you live in the Bitterroot) during the spring runoff. When the ground in a crawlspace is wet, there is potential for damage to the home as well as health risks. Should I have a vapor barrier installed?
What you see on the surface in the aftermath of a fire is only the beginning. What lies inside and beneath the surface should be approached with caution and handled correctly in order to recover precious memories, belongings, and valuables.
Purity Cleaning and Restoration Services wants to help protect your property and belongings through the frigid winter months and spring thaw by offering these 5 precautionary tips: