Fire Types

Understanding the different types of fires is critical at ServiceMaster Clean®. Having this knowledge, we can quickly assess the correct means and begin the restoration process of your business.

  • Protein Fire
    Food from the oven or stove has burned; strong burnt odor exists; smoke residue is on contents and surfaces.
  • Complex Fire
    Multiple natural and synthetic items inside the structure have burned; black smoke residue on contents and surfaces; synthetic smoke odor exists; emergency corrosion mitigation is needed to protect at-risk services.
  • Natural Fire
    Trees, shrubs, and bushes have burned (example: forest fire); smoke has penetrated the structure from outside and smoke residue and/or odors are present.
  • Furnace Malfunction
    Heating appliances such as oil-fired furnaces have malfunctioned and caused smoke to be distributed throughout the property.

If you work in Montgomery, Frederick, Howard or Washington county and experience a fire, ServiceMaster Restore is open 24/7, 365 for all of your restoration emergencies. Call us now at (301) 972-9100.