Four Most Common Types of Residential Fires.
Being prepared for a fire is nearly impossible. They start quickly— sometimes spontaneously— and spread even faster in our furnished businesses or homes, making it difficult to stave the flames back even if you’re present for the incident. Often, home or business owners aren’t actually at the scene of the disaster and the fire is left unchecked, consuming everything in its wake before first responders can arrive.
Being prepared for a fire is nearly impossible, but being prepared for the aftermath isn’t. The key to getting your home or business back on its feet and functioning normally again is hiring the right group of professionals to mitigate the damage, reconstruct, and patch your home— and life— back together again.
SERVPRO Kaufman County & Cedar Creek is just such a group of professionals. We understand the ins and outs of fire damage with more than 50 years of industry experience under our belts. And with that experience also comes a plethora of knowledge, such as, the most common types of house fires:
- Natural fire: Greenery, such as trees and shrubs, have burned and smoke and odor have now penetrated and damaged your walls from the outside.
- Complex fire: Natural or synthetic items have burned inside your home, causing yellowish, greasy residue on contents. This usually comes paired with synthetic smoke odors. Emergency corrosion mitigation is needed to protect at-risk surfaces and materials.
- Protein fire: The oven or stove has burned contents, usually causing burnt-food and smoke odors to go unchecked inside your home, along with the smoke damage to surfaces.
- Heating malfunctions: Appliances have malfunctioned and caused smoke to be distributed throughout the home.
SERVPRO professionals, with the help of first responders and your insurance company, can help you identify which fire your home has suffered and respond accordingly, faster than the competition.
Another thing to consider when your home or business has suffered a fire loss, is the items that were left behind. Even if they weren’t all that close to the fire, certain materials can sustain damage:
- Smoke can lead to corrosion on certain materials that continues even once the fire is out.
- Odors linger well after the fire has come and gone, sometimes rendering a space completely unlivable.
- Within minutes, smoke can cause discoloration to walls and finishes; smoke can cause etching in glass, and will tarnish metal quickly.
We know it's a lot, and that it's easier to avoid the headache. SERVPRO Kaufman County & Cedar Creek is equipped to handle your loss, and we’re happy and ready to SERV. Give us a call as soon as you think you’ve suffered at the hands of a house fire, and we’ll get it right back to, “Like it never even happened.”