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Types of Fire Damage That Can Affect Your Ridgefield Home

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Types of Fire Damage That Can Affect Your Ridgefield Home SERVPRO professionals are here to restore your home after a devastating fire damages your home and belongings.

Three Levels of Fire Damage and the Different Restoration Approaches Required

Fire damage can leave your home utterly devastated and can cost you some serious money to restore. Although professionals can help you get your home in order following a fire incidence, successful restoration is contingent on the type and extent of the damage in the first place.

Calling in the professionals is, of course, the first thing that you should do after fire damage to your Ridgefield home. That said, not all fire incidences are alike and knowing different types of fire damages can help you get prepared for the process.

Beyond the damage caused by the combustion (burning) of the contents, the smoke can continue the destruction long after the fire is controlled. Secondary damage due to water and other extinguishing agents used by firefighters is also an issue. Consequently, SERVPRO professionals use different restoration approaches depending on the level of the damage.

Minor Damage  

Fire damage is categorized as minor if only a small portion of your house is involved in the fire. Typically, only a light residue is deposited in this case. SERVPRO professionals can use both wet cleaning and dry cleaning of walls, ceiling, and contents. Some areas require painting after minor fire damage and only a few items (if any) need to be replaced.

Medium Damage  

A medium incidence involves a moderate amount of soot, and more material requires a wet cleaning. Heat damage is also typical of medium fire damage. Drywall, cabinets and other contents can be damaged due to the excessive heat. Furthermore, this type of fire damage also requires deodorization after clean up. SERVPRO professionals can use various state-of-the-art equipment to clean and deodorize your home following such damage.

Major Damage  

As the name suggests, major damage involves intense damage to framing and other surfaces. Smoke residues get deposited extensively in the house along with strong, pungent odors. Our IICRC certified technicians need to extensively clean the building and often require moving the contents off-site to limit the secondary damage. Deodorizing is also a challenge after major damage and often requires multiple deodorizing methods.

Call SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612 today to discuss your restoration needs.

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