Effects of Fire Damage

Potential outcomes as the result of fire damage / smoke damage

You need to act quickly after suffering fire damage to your home. The combined effects of fire and smoke can quickly cause further problems to your home. National Home Repairs can quickly help reduce this additional damage and commence the planning process to restore your home.

  • Within minutes: the acid soot residue can cause discolouration of plastic and metal polished surfaces
  • Within hours: tile grouting, furniture, metal, white goods, worktops, UPVC, aluminium doors and windows can discolour, tarnish and corrode
  • Within days: permanent staining can be caused to carpets, clothing, curtains, upholstery, painted walls will discolour and metals will corrode
  • Wooden furniture will need to be restored and materials such as china, glass and crystal may need to be replaced
  • Any delay in the removal of carbon fire residue can lead to acid attack (caused by soot) and smells penetrating walls, carpets and soft-furnishings - this can result in higher cleaning costs and more overall losses because items need replacing
National Home Repair can help reduce the effects of fire and smoke damage

Case Studies

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Burst Water Tank
A burst 50 gallon water tank caused mains water to run through a 2 bedroom house undetected for 2 days.

Fire at Estate Agents
A fire caused by a faulty electrical socket in a kitchenette caused extensive smoke damage.

Water Damaged Property
Letting Agents in Hertford asked us to visit one of their landlords property which had been affected by water damage.

Bathroom Water Leak
We had a call from a distressed shop owner who had water coming through her ceiling when she opened up on a Saturday morning.


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