How Does A Fire Affect Your Home?

Fire Damage in Your Home IdahoFire damage is not uncommon. In the U.S. there are over 350,000 homes that experience a fire of some sort, resulting in almost $7 billion in damages annually. Fire damage refers to any physical damage to a home or property that is a result of a fire or burning of some kind. This also includes damage that comes from the actual flames, smoke, or third party damage.

Fire Damage in Your Home – Idaho

Homes in Idaho are not exempt from having fire damage. Idaho gets a number of wildfires every year. But regardless of where you may live, there are plenty of ways that a fire may start within your home. Cooking is one of the most common causes of a fire starting within a home, with heating equipment being another common cause. No matter how a fire starts within your home, there are different kinds of damage that can occur.

Damage Caused by Flames

Damage caused by the actual flames would refer to damage actually caused by burning of some sort. Depending on what kind of fire has occurred, the damage caused by the flames themselves, can vary. The damage you have from an electrical fire is going to be different than a fire caused by an open flame like a match.

Damage Caused by Smoke

Damage caused by the smoke of a flame, can be one of the hardest things to get rid of after a fire. Smoke works its way into things like your walls or other structures within the home. This results in it lingering or sticking around, and makes it hard to get rid of. It can also leave surfaces discolored, which is hard to clean up. Smoke damage can stick around for a few days, or a few months.

Damage Caused by a Third Party

Damage caused by a third party source refers to damage caused by things other than just smoke and flames. Such as water from trying to put out the original fire, which could even lead to potential mold growth. Third party damage is any damage caused by something other than the fire itself. This would also include damage to your home that is caused by chemicals that are used to put out the fire. 

Fire Damage Restoration

Here at Precision Fire and Flood, we understand just how detrimental a fire can be to your home. A house fire is one of the most tense and upsetting disasters that could occur to a place that is supposed to be very intimate and safe. That’s why we pride ourselves in our ability to help you get your home back to its original state as quickly as possible. Our team of qualified experts is trained and has the knowledge to handle the situation and help you every step along the way. We also understand how important it is to take care of your home and your family, and prioritize taking precautions to ensure the safety of everyone and everything involved. Give us a call when disaster strikes your home!