So much heartbreak accompanies wildfires. Property owners who come through with their homes and businesses intact count themselves blessed…until they face the mountainous task of dealing with the fallout of ash and soot. Not many people watching a fire on television realize the damage done to structures spared by fires burning nearby.
With so much of California under a cloud of wildfire smoke recently, the task of clean-up staggers the imagination. Just think about it—even the homes and businesses that escape the flames are layered with ash and soot. The air quality in a home exposed to intense smoke presents a hazard to health. The lingering smoke particles are especially harmful to young children, the elderly, and anyone suffering asthma and respiratory ailments. The longer the exposure to smoke, the more deeply the odor will be embedded.