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Fire Damage in Asheville: A Brief Overview for Recovery

8/27/2015 (Permalink)

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Steps to Ease the Difficulties of a Fire-Damaged House in Asheville 

As a homeowner you know, a fire on your property in Asheville, is one of the most difficult realities to face.  Unfortunately, a fire can destroy the structural integrity of your property as well as your personal possessions within a very short period. When you consider the physical and financial losses that fire damage can cause, it is easy to see why many homeowners fall prey to emotional trauma afterwards. To ensure that you would be able to grapple effectively with fire, if one occurs in your home, consider the helpful information outlined below:  

What Causes Fire And Fire Damage? 

Fires result from several chemical and thermal processes involving three basic elements: oxygen, a flame or spark(heat), and fuel. This type of chemical reaction is exothermic, that is it releases heat. The fuel sustains the fire and also gives it the materials necessary to facilitate combustion. Some combustible materials include rubber, plastics, cardboard, paper, and wood. These sounds like building materials. For a fire to start, a heating component must come in contact with a combustible material. The heating element will then warm the material to the point of ignition. At this point, the material will explode or ignite. 

The Effects of Fire Damage

When your house is affected by fire, the damages caused can be very costly. This is especially the case if the fire adversely impacts the structural integrity of your property. If the damage is severe enough, a professional restoration company like SERVPRO may work for weeks or months to return your Asheville home to its former condition. If smoke and fire coat your possessions and home in a substantive layer of ash and soot, removing the debris can be very difficult and demands a high degree of expertise. Additionally, the water used by firefighters to extinguish the flames in your house can generate water damage. This water compounds the fire-damaged interior of your Asheville home.

Hiring A Professional Fire Repair and Restoration Company  

In many cases, homeowners want to take care of the cleanup and home restoration processes for themselves. However, the extensive damage caused by fires makes it advisable to hire a professional company like SERVPRO. Fire and smoke damage are especially destructive. The damage caused can destroy valuable items, deplete financial assets, and cause emotional trauma. Additionally, homeowners will often have a large number of responsibilities to handle during the aftermath of a fire. Hiring a professional restoration company is the way to ease the burden of responsibilities and out-of-pocket expenses while also ensuring that the restoration process flows professionally and smoothly. Look for a company that focuses on restoration rather than replacement as the first option.

Conclusion 

Although dealing with the aftermath of a fire can be difficult, attaining professional assistance can help you restore your residential property to its former condition.  SERVPRO takes pride in its expert technicians on consistently working with dedication and determination. You will receive the best remediation services on the block. 

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Asheville East is locally owned and operated so we are part of the Asheville community too. When you have a fire or water damage emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. 

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