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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Most Common Fire Hazards

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Cleanup & Restoration is one of our primary services. No matter the season, a fire can begin by one of the most common ways listed below. Stay aware and know what to look for according to Wikipedia.

  • Kitchen fires from unattended cooking, grease fires/chip pan fires
  • Electrical systems that are overloaded, poorly maintained or defective
  • Combustible storage areas with insufficient protection
  • Combustibles near equipment that generates heat, flame, or sparks
  • Candles and other open flames
  • Smoking (Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, lighters, etc.)
  • Equipment that generates heat and utilizes combustible materials
  • Flammable liquids and aerosols
  • Flammable solvents (and rags soaked with solvent) placed in enclosed trash cans
  • Fireplace chimneys not properly or regularly cleaned
  • Cooking appliances - stoves, ovens
  • Heating appliances - fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, furnaces, boilers, portable heaters, solid fuels
  • Household appliances - clothes dryers, curling irons, hair dryers, refrigerators, freezers, boilers
  • Chimneys that concentrate creosote 
  • Electrical wiring in poor condition
  • Leaking/ defective batteries
  • Personal ignition sources - matches, lighters
  • Electronic and electrical equipment
  • Exterior cooking equipment - barbecue

Hoping these help you and your family stay fire safe. Know what causes fires, so you can avoid them.

If you experience a fire in your home and need assistance with the clean up & restoration, please call us. We are always here and happy to help!

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