Fire is probably one of the worst things that can happen to your property. In addition to the physical damage, it can also cause emotional trauma.
Learn about the most common types of fire damage in the U.S. from one of the most trusted restoration companies, Action Restoration.
Classes of Fire Damage
Class A – The result of a fire from flammable solids like plastics, paper, rubber, wood and cloth.
Class B – Damage that resulted from flammable liquids or solids that can become liquified. It includes gasoline, forms of petrol, oil, waxes, plastics and paint. Fires caused by cooking oils and fat aren’t part of this class.
Class C – Fires caused by flammable gasses, such as hydrogen, propane, butane and natural gas.
Class D – Involves fires from combustible metals like magnesium, potassium and sodium.
Class E – The combination of the factors found in Class A and Class B fire damage. This class involves electrical elements.
Class F – This is fire damage caused by cooking oils and fats. It’s way hotter and dangerous than damage from Class B.
Common Types of Fire Damage in the U.S.
Kitchen Fire – Grease fire is the most common type of kitchen fire. It’s usually the result of leaving the frying pan unattended. Fires like this can cause serious injuries and damage. Whether your home has been affected by fire or water damage, you can count on Action restoration. We offer thorough cleaning and overall reestablishment of fire-damaged properties.
Electrical Fire – Damaged and old electrical wiring, improper electrical outlet use, and worn out breaker boxes can cause electrical fires. Using bulbs that are higher in wattage than what is recommended can also result in fires.
Heater Fire – It’s common in the colder months as more people are using portable heaters. Make sure to buy one that has an automatic shutoff and keep it away from flammables and combustibles.
Smoke-Related Fire – Fires caused by cigarettes are to blame for 1,000 deaths in the country every year. Always completely extinguish cigarettes before throwing them out into bins. Smoke outdoors as much as possible and have fire-resistant bins to dispose of your butts.
Action Restoration is a leading provider of water and fire damage restoration and mold remediation services. Call us at (616) 200-8946 or complete our online form to receive immediate assistance. We have been restoring damaged homes in Grand Rapids for more than a decade.