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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Which Does More Damage: Fire or Water?

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

House on Fire Firefigthers putting out a fire in Dallas,TX

You have put a lot of time, effort and finances into your business in Dallas,TX. You were careful to protect your investment with security cameras and alarms, smoke detectors and a fire sprinkler system in case the worst happens. In the event a blaze does break out, fire damage is a huge concern. But did you know that your business could be in just as much trouble from the hundreds of gallons of water shooting out of that fire hose as it is from the flames themselves?

What Kind of Damage Can Be Caused by Water?

A few drops of water on a finely finished wooden desk or table are negligible, and a forgotten spill on a hardwood floor can be repaired relatively easily. The sheer volume of water used to quench even a small fire, however, can be very destructive — even to areas that did not suffer fire damage. Water damage can cause a wide variety of concerns within just a couple of hours:

  • Sheetrock in walls and ceilings swelling or falling apart
  • Rusting screws, nails and other metal building materials
  • Warping of wooden doors, floors and studs
  • Swelling and delamination in pressboard subfloors
  • The onset of mold in damp materials, including saturated carpet, padding and upholstered furnishings
  • Destruction to electronics and personal items that may not have been damaged by the fire itself

In the event you do have a fire, even a small one, firefighters may use a huge amount of water to make sure every last ember is extinguished. If you experience fire damage or water damage, your business in Dallas,TX, will benefit from using commercial building restoration services. Professionals who are trained to check and remediate every detail can restore your business (and your peace of mind) to its former glory and make sure your investment is as sound as before the fire.

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