Fire Related Damage
Most fire damage is obvious where the wood has charred or been consumed, the steel is deformed, the masonry exhibits a pink hue and spalling, the concrete exhibits a pink hue and punky sound when struck with a hammer. But what happens when building components that were not exposed to the excessive temperature were saturated with water from the extinguishing operations?
Here are some examples:
I am not faulting the firemen. Great quantities of water are usually necessary to douse a fire. But, great quantities of water also cause other issues that may not appear to be related to the fire, but they are.