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Friday 20 January 2017

How Fires Can Sometimes Result In Water Damages in Your Home

Posted by at 11:47 AM

How Fires Can Sometimes Result In Water Damages in Your Home

Water damages can be caused by a variety of different factors. Mostly, these are associated with overflowing toilets and plumbing leaks, but although these are common factors that lead to extensive water damages, one thing that no one thinks of is fires. Fires often bring with them a lot of water problems, and these problems aren’t just small issues; these problems can be very extensive and can cause a lot of problems for homeowners.

After a fire, cleaning standing water is rarely a priority:

When a fire strikes a home, the owner and people involved in stopping the fire make putting out the fire their main priority. Even after the fire, a lot of water is left standing as the water was used to stop the fire. However, in such cases, restoration teams are often focused on working on keeping the structural stability of the home sound. The removal of the water is simply not a priority in that situation.

Restoration companies work on the structure of your home, because although it is important to remove the water, it is also important to make sure the house doesn’t collapse in on itself. The only problem is that unattended water only creates further problems.

Water damages from standing water:

Usually, when a fire happens, the resulting water damages contains water that has some level of contamination. This water was exposed to the smoke and soot from the fire, and as a result, can be considered a health hazard. This becomes very dangerous to anyone exposed and needs to be dealt with by professionals in the right safety equipment, and using the safest and the most effective techniques.

As a result of this, fire damage restoration may become more expensive. You may even have to replace lost furniture along with carpets and wall insulation. This can be difficult for families as they may lose a lot of their prized possessions both in the fire and because of the resulting water damages. However, some of the furniture may be restored by the restoration team, based on the extent of the damage.

Using one restoration company for all work:

One way to minimize damages from water and fires is to use one restoration company to deal with both problems. Once you do that, you let them work on both projects and prioritise what is most important at that moment. They can then efficiently switch between restoring the home after a fire and looking for any leaks or floods and dealing with them quickly. Once the immediate threat of the fire has been dealt with, the company focus on water damages as they hold the priority of damages carpets and furniture.

Fire damages can difficult enough on their own, but additional water damages can become a headache for the homeowner. This promotes a lot of further problems such as molds and insects, along with posing health risks. However, the problem can be fixed easily by hiring an efficient restoration team to deal with both your fire and water damages at the same time.