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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage for Deerfield Beach Homeowners

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

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In 2017, FEMA and the National Fire Department Registry recorded over 450 fires in Florida, many of these in residential areas. Many hazards can be found in a Deerfield Beach home, sufficient enough to start a house fire. Fires can spread quickly, based on the area they originate and the materials they come into contact with. Many materials found in homes both burn and damage differently. This list will provide a better understanding in fire damage and restoration for Deerfield Beach homeowners.

1. Walls

Walls in Deerfield Beach home are typically made from drywall, while there are others that may use plaster. Both have been deemed non-combustible with a very high fire resistance. However, damage is possible via peeling, smoke, or water. While burning the drywall completely is a longer, more difficult process for the fire, there can be smoke residue or brittle areas on the wall with paint peeling. Water used to put out the fire may also penetrate through the wall, wetting materials and causing secondary damage.

2. Flooring

Depending on the material your floor is made of, fires can leave no damage at all. Porcelain tile may have soot in need of cleaning, while other natural stones can be affected by smoke damage. Floors made of wood, vinyl, or laminate can easily be burned, warped, or discolored, often needing complete replacement.

3. Furniture and other valuables.

Upholstered furniture can be restored through cleaning and deodorizing. Textiles like bedding, curtains, or clothes can also be salvaged if they have not be in contact with flames. Non-porous surfaces may need to be wiped down, removing soot and other particles. Items that have been directly burned, may not be salvageable if removing smoke or odor is not feasible. These items will need to be individually inspected to determine whether they need to  be replaced. 

Different materials, whether found in a home’s foundation or as it’s content, are affected by fires differently. Some items do not burn at all, some items are easier to restore than others. After any fire, big or small, thorough fire restoration is needed as damage can go beyond what is just visibly seen.

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