Category Archive: Fire Damage Restoration

Dryer Fire Prevention Tips

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Everyone will need to use a washer and dryer at some point; gone are the days that we wash everything by hand. But keeping these appliances in good condition as well as maintaining the safety of your family and home are crucial. Here are some dryer fire tips to keep in mind to prevent the …

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How to Remove Soot from Walls

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You don’t need to experience a large fire in your home or business to have soot on the walls and ceiling. Fireplaces and candles can leave dark, smoky residue on the interiors of your rooms, and years of cigarette and cigar smoke can turn light colored walls dull and dingy. Restoring Soot and Smoke Damage …

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13 Fireworks Safety Tips

People have used fireworks to celebrate special occasions and holidays like the 4th of July for decades. Currently, all states in the U.S. allow for the sale of some types of fireworks during the year, except Massachusetts. The types of fireworks available for sale vary by state; some only allow sparklers and other small ones …

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

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While they don’t occur very often, Christmas tree fires can be deadly, lighting the entire home on fire with just one spark. But the majority of them occur when the tree hasn’t been watered in days – when it is fully dried out. Don’t let your Christmas celebrations result in a disaster after forgetting to …

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How to Prevent Smoke from Coming Out of the Fireplace

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Winter is fast approaching, and the balmy indoors are starting to once again appear very appealing. If your home features a fireplace, you may decide to make use of it in the cool season. After all, what could be better on a blistering winter day than cozying up to the warmth of a blazing fire …

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How to File an Insurance Claim for Fire and Smoke Damage

While many of us have renter’s or homeowner’s insurance policies that cover fire damage, deciding what to do after a property fire can be daunting. But property owners aren’t just dealing with damage from the flames, they will find that their building materials and contents will be covered in an oily, thick residue from smoke …

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Oil Furnace and Burner Puff Back Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

If your home’s heating system contains an oil burner or furnace, it is prone to a puff back. When these occur, oil explodes when ignited within the system, releasing smoke and soot onto surrounding surfaces. If your home uses a forced air system, the byproducts also can spread throughout the home via the air ducts, …

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How to Winterize a Gas Grill

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In the rush to get your home and yard ready for winter, don’t forget about your grill! After using it over the summer, it will need some cleaning and preparation for winter. But don’t wait until the last minute or cut corners as it may lead to damage and shorten its lifespan. Besides, nobody likes …

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Microwave Safety – What Not to Put in the Microwave

Following these tips will prevent microwave fires as well as protect your health and safety.

Did you know that 9 out of 10 homes in the United States have microwaves? Because we are always on the go, we are not often left with much time to cook when we get home. Many Americans often work late nights and are simply too tired to cook a full meal. The fastest option …

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Dryer Fire Prevention

There are many common causes for fires within homes and buildings. From overheated circuits to kitchen fires, theycan be almost impossible to prevent altogether. But what is most important in preventing these natural disasters before they happen is being aware of all possible causes and hazards within the home. One of the many common causes …

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