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No one can be prepared for the shocking repercussions of a blazing inferno that’s torn through their residential or business property. While setting your eyes on the resulting fire damage can be overwhelming from the start, it can be a little less harrowing if you’re informed of the possible effects ahead of time. Read on to discover some of the more common results you could encounter after a massive fire takes hold of your property, and feel more prepared to handle the aftermath.
Heat and Pressure Damage
One of the most common results of fire damage doesn’t necessarily have to be brought on by contact with the flames at all. Heat damage to your building can materialize from simply being within the vicinity of the fire’s onslaught, including the warping of certain finishes and the combusting or melting of objects in the affected areas.
One of the last things you might consider after a fire is the role of water in creating major damage to your property. However, the destruction from water through the efforts of firefighters to put out the raging blaze can be quite considerable, as one fire hose alone can emit gallons of water per minute. Thankfully, fire and water damage restoration specialists are available to help recovery efforts for both of these kinds of devastation.
Another form of fire wreckage can occur without being touched by the fire itself, and that’s in the form of smoke damage and residual ashes. The chemical effects of heavy smoke and ash on your belongings or along the walls of the building can be catastrophic for days or even weeks after the fire, so it’s paramount that restoration is initiated immediately to minimize its destruction.
While dealing with substantial fire damage to your residential or commercial building is hardly a situation you can react to calmly, keeping these common hazards in mind can go a long way in helping you prepare for how to handle the aftermath. So stay as calm as possible, call SERVPRO, and let us come make things "Like it never even happened." We are faster to any disaster and are ready to put our experience to work for you!