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Not All Fire Damage is the Same!

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

a ktichen fire Here is an example of a Class F fire

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.

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