Different Types of Fire Damage

In the event that your home suffers from a fire it is important to recognize that there are other types of damage than just the parts of your home that have physically burned.  Read on to find out about these other types of damage, their cause, and the best restoration services suited to return your home to its original condition.

Heat Damage

Heat caused by the flames of the fire can be extremely detrimental to the interior of your home.  The hot flames can melt synthetic materials such as plastic, burn down walls, and completely destroy the plumbing and electrical systems of your home.  It is best to call a restoration company as soon as you can so that they can examine your home and determine the extent of the damage and figure out the best way to proceed.  The sooner you call in a professional like LaPointe Construction Board Up Service the sooner you can move back into your home and begin rebuilding your life.

Smoke Damage

Smoke is not as innocuous as you may think.  In fact, it is one of the most dangerous elements of a fire and can lead to significant damage throughout your home; even in the areas that are untouched by the physical fire.  The smell of smoke can linger in furniture and carpets long after the fire is taken care of.  If the smoke mixes with water and soot, the smoke can damage walls, floors, and upholstery.  It is always a good idea to hire a restoration company such as LaPointe to inspect your home as soon as possible so that they can help you minimize the effects of smoke damage.

Water Damage

You may not think that this type of damage relates to the devastation cause by a fire, but it is important to remember that when the fire department puts out a fire, they use large quantities of water to tackle the flames which means that your home can become drenched if not inundated with the liquid.  Without immediate and proper attention the water can cause mold and mildew to grow, which can cause a wide array of health issues from asthma to pneumonia.  The sooner you give a restoration company a call, the sooner they’ll be able to help eliminate the possibility of toxic mold and mildew growth in your home.

As you can see there are a few different types of damage to consider when your home has suffered from a fire.  With this in mind it is always best to call a professional like LaPointe Construction Board Up Service.

LaPointe Construction Board Up Service’s emergency response team is available 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK. We have the experience to manage all types of fire damage reconstruction and specialize in working directly with insurance company billing. Call us at 978-447-5991 or visit us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/LaPointeConstruction