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Fire damage and water damage

10/8/2022 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting out a fire in an apartment building Fire in an apartment building in Edmond, OK

Fire and Water Damage Go Hand in Hand

When a fire breaks out on your residential or commercial property in Edmond, OK, it is very common to see a range of damage done. Not only will you see fire, soot, and smoke damage on your property, but it is very common to see water damage present on your property as well. Learn more about how fire and water damage go hand in hand below. 

Some fires burn for hours before being extinguished.

As a general rule, the longer a fire burns, the more damage it will cause. In addition to destroying property and causing injuries, fires can spread quickly throughout buildings. Firefighters may not be able to contain the blaze until it has burned itself out.

Here are some examples of what can happen when a fire goes unchecked:

  • The fire can spread to other areas of your building or apartment complex.
  • Smoke damage can occur when smoke fills up an area after part or all your home has been consumed by flames. 

Water damage from a fire is common.

Water damage from a fire is one of the most common types of damage seen in commercial establishments and homes alike. When a fire occurs, water is typically used to extinguish it. This can cause extensive water damage that can be more expensive to repair than the actual fire itself.

Water damage can occur in numerous ways:

  • Fire hoses can spray water around and onto walls, ceilings, floors, and other parts of your building that are susceptible to it.
  • Smoke or soot may seep into wall cavities or cracks between building materials where moisture cannot escape easily. The combination of smoke/soot with moisture results in mold growth which causes further deterioration of materials including wood paneling as well as plaster walls which have been affected by heat from nearby fires.

Mitigation and restoration services should be called as soon as possible.

The sooner you call a professional company to mitigate and restore your fire or water damage, the better. Don't try to clean up the mess yourself; this may not only cause more damage but can also be very dangerous. You should also not try to save anything that has been damaged by fire or water; instead, let professionals remove it from your home and dispose of it or restore it properly. Don't touch anything that is hot and don't touch any electrical equipment without first turning off the power supply at its source or calling an electrician for help. Do not turn off any water yourself either—this should be done by a professional who knows how to handle these situations.

In conclusion, it is best to call a professional fire damage restoration service as soon as possible after experiencing a fire in your home or business. The longer you wait to call one, the more expensive it will be when all is said and done.

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