The smoke generated by the powerful wildfires sweeping across California, Texas and other parts of the country in recent years may not be as dramatic as the flames, but the potential for health and property damage is a growing source of concern, in part because wildfire smoke can deposit, ash, char and soot hundreds of miles from the footprint of a wildfire. When does wildfire smoke, either airborne or deposited onto surfaces like buildings, furnishing or walkways, pose a hazard to health or property?
It’s a question that has taken on growing importance as wildfire season in the U.S. grows longer and more volatile, with bigger fires and more acres burned each year, according to the U.S. Forest Service. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn:
- The potential health effects of wildfire smoke
- The facts around wildfire smoke and property damage
- The differences between deposited and airborne wildfire smoke
- Best practices for remediation and cleanup of property impacted by wildfire smoke