Fire is the fear of many property owners. Fire destroys homes and businesses each day, either by forest fire, arson, or an accident. While living our daily lives, most of us don’t give much thought to having a catastrophe like a fire happen to us but when it does occur, it can be a life-changing event.
Your property does not have to be completely consumed by fire to impact the overall damage severely. In fact, many homes or businesses have just as much water damage from putting out the fire by the authorities or by ceiling sprinkler systems. Let’s discuss further the implications of water and fire and talk about why you need the experts after both.
Water and Fire
In our modern world, there are dozens of applications for reducing damage from fire. A few of these ways developed over the years include:
- Fire Resistant Material: Materials for building homes and buildings have been made to resist fire more than those of the past.
- Fire Extinguishers: Around in one form or another for many years, the different types of fire extinguishers and their ingredients for specific types of fires have improved dramatically.
- Flame Retardant Foams: Foaming fire retardants used by fire departments have been developed for certain types of fires and work well.
Although fire fighting has progressed over the years, to this day, water remains the number one way to extinguish large fires. This means if your home or business suffers from a fire, it’s most likely that water will be used to save it.
Results of Fire and Water Damage
The burning of material aside, smoke from a fire and water damage does more damage to your home than the actual fire if brought under control quickly. The problem with smoke and water is they can affect an area much greater than the material affected by the actual fire.
Smoke from a kitchen fire, for example, can cover the entire area of the inside of your home or business. Water used to extinguish the fire will almost always be found later within the walls, floors, and furniture. Once this has happened you are facing a situation where your own home or business has become a risk to the health of your family or in the case of a business, your employees.
Hiring Experts After Fire and Water Damage
Removing both smoke and water damage is not an easy task and requires the help of experts. Companies that specialize in water and smoke damage remediation are your best bet for getting your life back to normal.
It is essential to remove moisture from your home or business after damage from the water used to put out a fire. Professional companies have the training and tools needed to get the job done. These companies will spend time finding all water and residual moisture locations no matter where it has settled in your home and use their state-of-the-art equipment to remove it. Without these processes and equipment, you would only be guessing when trying to accomplish this job on your own.