Types of Fire Damage
Fire is a destructive force that can happen in your home or business. Fire damage can be caused by several different types of fires including kitchen, electrical, and car fires. The type of fire that caused the damage will determine how it affects your property and how much it will cost to repair the damage. There are three types of fire damage: heat damage, smoke damage, and impact damage.
Heat damage is one of the most common forms of fire damage because it affects nearly everything around you. The main cause of heat damage is the fire itself, but there are other situations that can lead to heat damage. Heat causes materials to expand and contract depending on how much they have been heated up by flames or hot air. This can be especially problematic for buildings with wooden framing, where the wood will expand and contract depending on its temperature and humidity levels in your home.
In addition to causing expansion and contraction of materials like wood and plastic, intense heat from a fire can also melt metals such as copper or aluminum so that they become soft enough to deform permanently under pressure from something heavy like the furniture placed upon them or even just their own weight when standing upright during use by residents living inside homes with this type
Smoke damage is one of the most common types of fire damage. Smoke can be caused by a number of things, including:
- Flames from a fire that are not hot enough to damage the building's structure but still produce smoke and soot
- Items that have been heated up by flames and created smoke or fumes (for example, melted plastic or synthetic materials)
Smoke can cause health problems such as respiratory issues and asthma attacks, so it's important to make sure your home is properly ventilated. Additionally, if you experience this type of fire damage in your home or business there may be mold growth on surfaces exposed to water or wet ash following the event.
Impact damage is caused by the force of the fire, which can cause objects to break and collapse. Impact damage can also be caused by hot embers that fall onto materials like wood or drywall. This type of impact damage is often mistaken for heat stains or smoke stains because it looks similar to both. In cases where smoke has been present in the area, impact damage will usually look darker than heat and/or smoke damage because of its charred appearance.
Fire damage can often be a difficult problem to deal with. It is important to remember that this type of damage can occur in several different ways, and each one requires a different approach to restoration. The most common types of fire damage involve smoke, soot, and debris from the burned material itself. These substances must be cleaned up quickly before they cause additional problems for homeowners by damaging other areas of their homes or office space. Cleaning up as soon as possible after such an event will help ensure that future repairs will be minimal or even unnecessary! Give SERVPRO of Hendersonville a call to clean up and restore your Hendersonville, NC home or business!