Fire is one property hazard that terrifies homeowners because it spreads rapidly and has a high destructiveness rate. You have probably implemented different measures, like incorporating fire retardant materials in the structure and smoke alarms, to prevent or alert you of fires at your Norcross home, thus avoiding severe outcomes. Unfortunately, an incident can still happen despite the safeguards you have in place. A well-managed fire damage restoration exercise can provide the reprieve you need when things take a turn for the worse. You can rely on AdvantaClean of Norcross to manage the process for you.

How Is Fire Damage Categorized?

Every fire incident is as unique as an odd duck since the source, affected materials, and combustion periods vary case-by-case. However, it can benefit your restoration efforts if you know how the incident affecting your Norcross home compares to others - you can identify the likely fire damage class. Such information can help you establish resources such as cleaning products and equipment needed for convenient restoration or help a professional team from AdvantaClean of Norcross, and Buford, understand some of the challenges you face as we plan on visiting your property.

One straightforward way to classify fire damage is by considering the materials affected by the blaze since it reveals crucial details such as how fast the flames spread, how hotly they burned, and how stubborn it might be to remove the resulting residues and odors left in the building.

The Fire Damage Classes 

  • Class A is the most common and affects combustible solids such as paper, cloth, plastics, and wood.

  • Class B involves flammable liquids or solids that turn liquid, like oil, paint, and gasoline.

  • Class C involves gasses such as propane, hydrogen, or natural gas. 

  • Class D is rare in homes since it involves flammable metals such as sodium, potassium, or magnesium.

  • Class E involves live electrical elements.

  • Class F involves cooking fats or oils which burn hotter than other substances. It is a common problem with kitchen fires. 

Each class has unique characteristics that determine how challenging the fire damage restoration process might be. For example, where unusual materials combust, they can complicate cleaning by leaving permanent smudges, stains, or discoloration. For example, the fire is scorching hot in class F incidents, so residues impinge on walls and ceiling surfaces. In contrast, in class B incidents, the flammable liquids produce greasy soot necessitating unique cleaning approaches.

Actions That Ease Fire Restoration 

Fire damage is a collection of several problems you must address simultaneously to restore normal conditions within your home. Having appropriate resources and adequately planning the restoration process are two simple approaches that significantly impact the outcome. Once you get these right, you can quickly resolve all the issues that develop in any fire incident. AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford provides qualified professionals to assist you.

Knowing the class of damage you are facing after the fire is essential, but you still have to put in some work to facilitate fire damage restoration. Whatever the severity of the incident, some processes are standard in most incidents since they help address safety issues, clutter, and general soiling during fire damage restoration.

The Things to Resolve During Fire Damage Restoration 

  • Structural deterioration

  • Heat damage

  • Water damage

  • Contents deterioration 

Confirming that structural areas remain intact after the incident is essential before embarking on other fire repair processes. The visible damage on walls, floors, or ceilings may be more extensive than expected if it goes beyond the panels. Our AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford professionals use handy tools such as char gauges to verify that the frames and joists retain their structural integrity. 

Heat, moisture, and smoke residues impact the visual aspects of materials, but it is possible to reverse their impact through proper cleaning approaches. Heavy-duty cleaning products that strip off greasy residues and physical agitation, which removes charring and blisters from surfaces, are viable ways AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford can use to reduce the soiling from a fire at your home. Visit our office call (470) 819-2070.

AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford is a reliable fire damage restoration company that can resolve major or minor incidents at your property.

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