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Restoring Fire and Smoke Damage in the Kitchen
Cleaning and restoration tips, Fire Damage Restoration

Restoring Fire and Smoke Damage in the Kitchen

  The kitchen is one of the most aesthetic and active areas of the home. It’s a place to entertain, cook, and even eat for some families. This room is essentially the heart of all homes, which is why a fire in this area can be the most devastating. Even small fires in one area of the kitchen is enough to cause and spread severe damage and interrupt daily activities. The most important action to take after a fire is to ensure the safety of yourself and loved ones. Ensure to create and practice your fire safety and escape plan frequently with your family so everyone knows what to do if a fire breaks out. But after extinguishing the fire, you need to start taking action to limit and clean up the damage. Here are some tips on restoring fire and smoke damage in the k...
Fire Prevention during the Holidays
Safety Tips

Fire Prevention during the Holidays

“Oh the weather outside is frightful. But the fire is so delightful.” And indeed, nothing can beat the playful flames in the fireplace when it comes to the charm and joy of the holiday season in your cozy home! The glowing embers seem to open a magical portal into a world of festivity, happiness, and affection, especially during the winter holidays. The rainbow of bright twinkling lights all around the house and the Christmas tree adorned with sparkling candles have the power to chase way any trace of sadness or despair! All but one – ominous smoky shadows linger in every home where careless people do not abide by safety rules. They would risk not only losing the enchantment of Christmas but also ruining their possessions or even their lives if a fire started due to an unattended...
Tips to Prevent an Electrical Fire in Your Home
Fire Damage Restoration

Tips to Prevent an Electrical Fire in Your Home

According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to over 45,000 home fires caused by electrical malefaction between 2007 and 2011. These fires caused 455 deaths, over 1,500 injuries, and $1.5 billion in property damage. Nearly all of them were preventable. Is Your Home at Risk for an Electrical Fire? Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of electrical fires. If your home is more than 100 years old, it may pose an increased risk of electrical fire. Older homes were built with aluminum wiring, which is more fire-prone than modern copper wiring. The other major risk factor for electrical fire is how you use the electricity in your home. Do you have several high-energy appliances or electronic devices in the same room? You may be overload...