Not All Fire Damage is the Same!
Most people don't realize this but there are different classes of fire damage. Now for the most part this isn't the type of information you, as a homeowner or commercial building owner need to know, however, it can be helpful and interesting to know the differences.
Class A Fire Damage
The most common kind of fire damage is Class A fire damage. This kind of fire damage is caused by fires from flammable solids such as plastics, paper, rubber, wood and cloth.
Class B Fire Damage
Class B Fire Damage is caused bu fires caused by flammable liquids such as gasoline and various forms of petrol, oil, waxes, and even paint.
Class C Fire Damage
Class C Fire Damage comes from flammable gases like hydrogen, propane, butane, and natural gas. Since butane and propane gases are often used in cooking, Class C Fire Damage is typically classified as kitchen fires.
Class D Fire Damage
Class D Fire Damage are fires that are caused by combustible metals like magnesium, potassium and sodium.
Class E Fire Damage
Class E Fire Damages are the result of factors that are found in both Class A and B fire damages as well as an electrical component. Class E fire damage are essentially caused by electrical fires.
6. Class F Fire Damage
Class F Fire Damages are the fires that occur due to cooking oils and fats from frying pans that were left unattended. Due to this, Class F Fire Damages are often classified as kitchen fires just like Class C, however note that these fires are caused by liquid, while Class C fires are caused by gas.
No matter what causes a fire, the damage left behind is tragic and can be overwhelming. If you have suffered through a fire and need fire damages restoration services call SERVPRO of Marlton/Morningside, here at (301) 856-5402.