What Makes Things Catch on Fire
Be Aware of These Signs
While doing my fire damage cleanup process over the years, I’ve witnessed many factors that can result in home fires. Most of these factors are preventable and easy to spot. And contrary to popular belief, fire damage is not always caused by faulty wiring or old appliances. Plenty of other things can cause fires in your home.
Here are some of the common signs that lead to fires:
- Electrical issues: Ensure you always have working smoke alarms and that the batteries are changed regularly. Check your electrical outlets for signs of wear and tear. If you notice anything unusual, call an electrician to come and inspect them.
- Candles: These can be a beautiful addition to any home, but it’s important to use them safely. Always keep candles away from curtains, furniture, or other flammable materials. Never leave your candle unattended, and never leave it burning while you’re asleep or away from home.
- Cooking: This activity is a great way to bring people together at the end of a long day, but it can also be dangerous if not done properly. Keep an eye on your cooking appliances when they’re in use. Don’t leave them unattended while cooking on the stovetop or oven! And always remember to turn off your appliance before leaving the kitchen area altogether (this includes microwaves).
My Fire Damage Cleanup Process
A fire damage repair is one of the most stressful experiences you can go through. That’s why I want to take some of the burdens off your shoulders by making the process as easy as possible for you. My fire damage cleanup process is designed to make your home or business safe and secure as quickly as possible. I will work with you to assess the extent of the damage, remove all debris, and disinfect the affected area. You’ll be able to get back on track with your life faster than you ever thought possible.
I start by assessing the damage. This means taking pictures, documenting the damage, and creating an inventory of all items affected by the fire (including any damaged or missing furniture). This will allow me to develop a complete plan for restoring your home.
Next, I’ll begin work on removing smoke and soot from surfaces in your home. I use state-of-the-art equipment like high-powered vacuums to clean up these messes quickly and efficiently. I also use specialized cleaning products that help remove smoke stains from walls, floors, ceilings, and more.
After cleaning up the mess caused by the fire itself, I move on to repairing any structural damage done by smoke or water damage caused by putting out the flames themselves. This usually involves reframing sections of walls or ceilings where they’ve been compromised and replacing drywall panels with new ones if necessary.
I have plenty of experience in helping people file their insurance claims, so you can trust me to get the job done right. I’ll take care of everything, from contacting your insurance company and getting estimates on the cost of repairs to submitting the paperwork and making sure your deductible is taken care of. You don’t have to lift a finger!
Don’t Put Your Loved Ones at Risk: Four Tips to Reduce Your Fire Risk at Home
As a homeowner, your top priority is keeping your family safe. However, with so much going on, it can be hard to keep track of what you need to do to protect them. The good news is that Superior Water Restoration is here to help you make sure that you’re taking all the steps necessary to ensure your family’s safety.
Here are some of the things you can do to avoid a house fire:
- Keep your space heater at least three feet away from anything flammable such as curtains, furniture, or rugs. This will prevent a fire from spreading quickly if there is an accident with your space heater. It’s also important to remember that there should be nothing beneath the area where you place the heater. If there is carpeting or flooring underneath it, make sure it’s free of debris and flammable materials that could catch on fire easily.
- Don’t overload electrical outlets with too many cords or appliances plugged into them. If you’re using an electric space heater, make sure it’s plugged into an outlet that has a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) installed. If you’re using a gas-powered space heater, keep it outside of the home and use only fuel-burning appliances that are approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
- Avoid using extension cords unless it is necessary. They can reduce the number of outlets that you have access to when you are trying to power a lot of your devices. If they are not rated properly then they can cause problems with your appliances such as overheating and even potential fires. Additionally, they can overheat easily if they’re stretched too far away from an outlet.
- Regularly check all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke alarms are an essential tool for keeping your family safe in the event of a fire, but they do not last forever. It’s important to check them regularly for proper functioning and replace their batteries if needed so that they’re always ready to go if an emergency occurs. You can do this once a month, before going to bed at night, or after a power outage or storm.
Schedule Your Fire Damage Restoration Service
If your house has been damaged by fire, you know that it’s not just a matter of replacing the lost things. It can take an emotional toll on you and your family. Whether you lost a treasured possession or had to evacuate your home because of an emergency, it’s important to take care of yourself and your loved ones during this time. That’s why Superior Water Restoration is here to support you during this challenging time.
I’m dedicated to providing exceptional water damage restoration services so that you can feel confident about returning home to a safe environment. My team will work quickly and efficiently to clean up any messes caused by smoke, fire, or flood damage so that you can get back on track as soon as possible. I’ll ensure no surprises when it comes time for insurance claims processing or inspections.