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Depending on what’s burning, many other harmful chemicals can also enter the air during a fire. Direct exposure to smoke is harmful to your respiratory system, but smoke damage can also affect a building’s structure, sometimes in unexpected ways. It’s easier to understand how smoke behaves during a fire when you learn how temperature, the surrounding environment, particle ionization and airflow patterns affect smoke distribution.
It's just a matter of time. Homeowners don’t realize that there are five leaky time bombs just waiting to do damage. We’re talking about regular household items that you need and use every day. These items are wonderful things...until they fail. When they do, your home can be damaged. Here are the top five causes of water damage in the home, and what you can do if one of these wet time bombs goes off. Because of the damage they cause, you need to be prepared.
If your home sustained water damage after a hurricane, tropical storm, tornado, or even a heavy rain, start the drying process as soon as possible to prevent mold growth. If left untreated, wet building materials and contents can support certain types of mold growth as early as 72 hours after the initial damage.
Preparing a Home Inventory
Be prepared for any home disaster by creating a Home Inventory. Creating a home inventory might prompt you to do more to prevent loss and will simplify the process with the insurance company or police department after a disaster occurs.
Disaster Planning and Recovery for Seniors
To prepare for a disaster that will affect your senior loved one, ensure you have an emergency kit and plan in place, establish a support network and evacuation meeting point, learn how to stay safe during specific types of catastrophes, and plan for a safe recovery.