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Unusual Causes of Fires and Recovering with Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Dyersville, IA

September 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Most home and business owners are aware of the various common causes of building fires. Familiar culprits include electrical problems, cigarettes, and candles. However, some cases of building fires have unusual or extraordinary sources. Whether the cause of fire is common or abnormal, the effects are the same. For all situations of building fires, ServiceMaster by Knipper provides comprehensive fire damage restoration in Dyersville, IA.

While it’s important to acknowledge the common causes of building fires, it’s also important to talk about the exceptions. Some unusual causes of building fires include:

  • Arson: Fires set intentionally can be a result of several sources including juvenile arsonists, more malevolent arson behavior, children playing with fire, and insurance fraud. Despite the legal problems involved with arson, the fire damage left behind should still be dealt with as quickly as possible.
  • Fire Jumping: Occasionally, fires from a nearby structure can jump from building to building. Closely positioned buildings in tightly packed urban commercial districts or neighborhoods are more at risk of fire jumping than homes and businesses more widely-spaced. Forest and grass fires can also result in flames jumping from one area to another, affecting natural and manmade structures.
  • Flammable Gasses: Natural gasses and chemical fumes in homes and business are rarely concentrated in areas where they would be exposed to flames. However, the combustibility of these gasses can be a significant fire danger if gas tanks, storage containers, or gas leaks are sparked.
  • Fireworks: While fireworks are often too weak and quickly quelled to cause severe damage, large amounts of fireworks, from bottle rockets to mortars, can pose a danger of starting a fire.
  • Heat Pockets: Large piles of natural materials such as cloth, grass, compost, or manure can develop hot spots deep within the mound. These heat pockets can be a fire danger if the heated area has enough oxygen to ignite.

The results of these unusual types of fires are no different than any other causes of fires, and fire damage restoration is just as important in these situations. If you are struggling with fire damage in your home or business, contact ServiceMaster by Knipper at our toll free number (866) 999-1980, or our Dyersville number at (568) 875-2189, for comprehensive fire damage restoration in Dyersville, IA.

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