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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage in Lakeshire Causes Stress

11/5/2015 (Permalink)

One Common Sense Preventable Fire Damage Event

SERVPRO Can Fix Your Fire Damaged Lakeside Property

While there are many difficult experiences a homeowner in Lakeshire can be subjected to, fire damage to the house structure can be a particularly devastating occurrence. The fact is that fires can cause water damage while also weakening the structural integrity of your property. In many cases, the physical and financial losses that result from fire damage cause the homeowner to feel helpless and hopeless. When personal, emotionally tied possessions are lost forever, stress can rise to uncomfortably high levels.  However, learning more about how fire damage transpires and what to do when it occurs can help you act in a manner that limits losses and preserves your composure. Get the information you need about fire damage by reviewing the following information.

How Fires Get Started. Fires emerge as a result of several chemical and thermal processes. Fuel is the component that sustains fires while also providing them with the material necessary for initial  combustion. Some combustible items include rubber, plastics, cardboard, paper, asphalt roofing, and wood. For the fire to start, a heating component must come in contact with a combustible item. It must then heat that item until it reaches the ignition level, at which point the material will explode or ignite. Once the material has reached the point of ignition, by combining with oxygen, it will release a flame. Thus, the elements of fire have been met:  spark or high heat, fuel, flash point, and oxygen. Knowing the "how" fire burns does not prevent fire damage to your home. But this will arm you with the knowledge to diminish possible flames in your Lakeshire home by eliminating fire hazards like storing paints, piles of wood, or paper in stuffy, non-ventilated areas. Common sense reduces risks, as has been stated by SERVPRO, from years of fire damage restoration experience.

The Effects of Fire Damage. Fires can cause substantive damage to your property, especially the case when a large fire impacts your home's structure. One result of fire damage is smoke damage. Unfortunately, smoke and soot from a fire can coat your valuable possessions, furniture, walls, ceilings, and impact your HVAC system. In many cases, the debris is very difficult to remove. It's also important to know that the extinguishing efforts of firefighters can leave excessive, pooling water inside rooms. By calling a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO, an industry leader, you will obtain an assessed inspection with an expedient, cost-effective solution to the fire damage. The severity of the damages will determine how long the restoration process takes.

Let SERVPRO Handle Your Fire Damage Recovery Process

Here at SERVPRO, we understand that fire damage to your Lakeshire home can have a devastating effect on your valuable possessions and financial assets. We also understand that fires can leave you emotionally distraught. We specialize in returning your property to its pre-fire loss condition. All of our technicians are IICRC-certified, and our commitment to using detail-oriented methodologies has made us the industry leader.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Oakville/Mehlville is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of Lakeshire, South County, and the Affton communities. We respond to small and large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters. Call for assistance. (314) 846-0600

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