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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage Prevention for Your Town Center Home

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

Even small appliances can cause house fires, try to keep them unplugged when they are not in use to prevent fire damage.

Common causes of house fires

Home fires are scary, stressful events. However, fire protection does not have to be difficult. Even some straightforward things can help you and your family in Town Center from going through a fire. Knowing the leading causes of home fire can help you to prevent them from happening in the first place. It is good to go over all of them with your family members so everyone can practice caution and be aware. 

Many people think if they are careful they are much less likely to have a fire in their Town Center home. While this is true, most fires and fire damage are not caused by carelessness. Instead, they are caused by everyday living which is not always possible for us to change. There are checks you can do on a regular basis, however, which can help. 

No matter the cause, when you experience a fire in your home, you need the professional help of fire damage remediation specialists. SERVPRO technicians are always ready when you need help, no matter the day or the hour. We move fast to get to your home and create a plan of remediation for your situation.

Many fires are caused by electrical wiring. Older homes are especially susceptible, as they were not wired to operate the many appliances that fill our modern homes. A lot of older homes are also built with aluminum wiring which gets very hot and raises the chance of fires.

Toasters, lamps, or even a baby monitor can have shorts. Be even more careful with older appliances and extension cords. Appliances which are new can also create a fire. Unplug as many appliances as you can while they are not in use.

Another large cause of residential fires is in the kitchen and cooking. Most times it is due from unattended pots and pans on the stove. A grease fire can start very quickly.

Children playing with matches or other fire hazards is an additional cause of home fires. It is important that you keep these things out of reach of your kids, and express to them that they are tools, not toys.

Our trained staff at SERVPRO can assist you with all aspects of fire damage cleanup, including smoke and water damage. We also help you determine what is salvageable and what is not.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South understands how upsetting fires can be, and we take special care with your home and possessions, along with how you are feeling. Please give us a call at (904) 762-8066 as soon as the fire is out in your Jacksonville, Town Center, or Baymeadows home so we can help you.

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