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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage in Auburn Requires Specialized Equipment

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Even small kitchen fires can result in severe Auburn residential fire damage. The fire cleanup and restoration process deliver the best results when performed by an experienced company that has the knowledge, skill and equipment to save your most precious personal possessions. Reputable companies will clean and treat smoke damage, deodorize your home and restore your living space as close to normal as possible. Fast action is essential if you want to save the greatest number of furnishings and personal items.


Six Types of Fire Damage
Most people think that all fires are the same, but there are different kinds of fire that result in individual classes of damage. Of course, the first concerns are saving lives and then extinguishing the fire. Unfortunately, the process of fighting fires can result in additional water, and smoke damage and the fire itself can expose parts of your home to outside and chemical environments. The types of fires include Class A fires of flammable solids, Class B fires of flammable liquids, Class C fires of gasses like natural gas, propane and butane, Class D fires of flammable metals, Class E or electrical fires and Class F fires from cooking oils and fats.


Insurance companies also classify damages as primary and secondary. Primary damages are caused by the fire itself while secondary damages include those from smoke, water, chemicals released by combustion and the chemicals used to fight the fire. Secondary damages can often cause more harm than the original fire, expose your home to the elements and make it impossible to live comfortably until the damage is treated.


Wet and Dry Smoke Cause Different Kinds of Residential Damage
Auburn residential fire damage includes various types of smoke damages. Smoke contains fine particles of water vapor, carbon dioxide and fuel that hasn't yet burnt. Dry smoke occurs when fires reach high temperatures and consume almost everything, which creates a fine, powdery residue that can become trapped in crevices. Protein smoke can discolor wood surfaces and stain materials in your home. Oil-based fires produce petroleum smells and discolorations but can be treated with degreasing agents.


Wet smoke is caused by slow, smoldering fires or becomes humidity-rich after water is applied to put out the fire. This kind of smoke builds up on surfaces and creates a sticky, odoriferous film that's hard to clean and difficult or impossible to remove from clothing and personal belongings. Particulate matter in all kinds of smoke includes carbon monoxide particles, organic carbon, acetic acid, formic acid and oxides of nitrogen. Synthetic odors come from burnt textiles and plastics, and these often require specialized treatments to remove pungent odors and sticky residue.


Serving Local Michigan Communities
Fire damage can happen due to natural causes, negligence, criminal acts like deliberate arson and faulty equipment, so you can never say it can't occur in your home. Water, smoke, burnt smells and fire extinguisher residue could make your home uninhabitable or extremely unpleasant. If you experience any Auburn residential fire damage, we can help clean up the mess, deodorize your home and save your most precious family heirlooms with our fast on-site service, national resources, and specialized equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Bay City when you go through any fire in your home in Michigan areas like Bay City, Auburn, Essexville, Williams Charter Township and nearby cities and townships. We can be reached at (989) 893-8340.

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