Fire is an extremely destructive force that can cause catastrophic damage within minutes. Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration is an arduous task that requires special training and equipment. Smoke has an odor that has the tendency to linger for a very long time if not treated properly. Smoke odor settles into clothing, furniture, and the rest of your belongings and will not go away until proper remedies are used.
Any form of disaster causes emotional distress but it is on these instances that one should remain the calmest and collected. In the case of a fire, the first thing to do is to get to safety. Leave all possessions behind and find the nearest exit out as even if the fire is not that big the smoke that it emits can be highly toxic and cause more damage than the fire itself. It is always a good idea to get as low to the ground as possible while finding your way out. This is because smoke rises and makes breathing and seeing almost unbearable that can lead to the collapse of the mind and body. The freshest air during a fire is nearest to the ground where one can still breathe and see and in a life or death situation knowing this information and acting upon it is what will ensure one’s survival.