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What are the Classes of Fires and Fire Extinguishers?
Fire Damage Restoration

What are the Classes of Fires and Fire Extinguishers?

People should always take all precautions they can to prevent fires from happening because of the damage they cause and the danger they present. However, accidents do happen. If a small fire breaks out, it can be contained quickly if you take the necessary measures. Fire extinguishers are effective for putting out small fires and preventing serious damage. Because of this, it is important to have fire extinguishers readily available throughout your property, but especially in areas where fires are more prone to occur, such as the kitchen. If you are going to get a fire extinguisher, it is important that you are aware of the different classes of fires and the various types of fire extinguishers available. Each type of fire extinguisher is designed to extinguish a certain kind of fire....
How Far Can Wildfire Smoke Travel?
Fire Damage Restoration

How Far Can Wildfire Smoke Travel?

Fires, in general, are a serious concern. The flames and high temperatures put people’s lives at risk and can ruin any and all surfaces and objects with which they come into contact. The fire also produces corrosive byproducts like smoke and soot, which will cause their own harm in addition to the initial fire damage. Knowing this, it is no question that wildfires are a severe danger. But unlike general fire emergencies, such as house fires, wildfires affect larger areas. They can even cause damage thousands of miles away from where they began. Even if you do not reside in an area prone to wildfires, you can still be affected by them ― notably by the smoke produced. Continue reading to learn more about wildfires, how wildfire smoke can travel long distances, the dangers of wildfire s...
Cleaning and restoration tips

Safety Tips to Prevent Space Heater Fires

With the severely cold temperatures that winter brings, keeping warm is a priority to stay safe and healthy. To protect yourself against the cold, you can bundle up with warm clothing, heavy jackets, and other winter accessories. When staying indoors, the best ways to stay warm are to turn on the heat or even cozy up in front of the fireplace if you have one. Some parts of a property can be more difficult to warm than others. However, it is not practical to increase the overall temperature in your residential or commercial property just to accommodate one area. In such a situation, a space heater can solve this issue because it allows you to provide supplemental heat for a certain area without having to adjust the overall temperature of the property. As with any...
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 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind During Thanksgiving
Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Safety Tips to Keep in Mind During Thanksgiving

Especially during the holidays, the kitchen is the heart of the home. From experimenting new recipes to following family traditions, cooking and feasting with the family is one of the best ways of spending the holidays. But during all this cooking, the chances of house fires are significantly increased. These times are more important than ever to be practicing fire safety, especially in the kitchen, during all these activities. When preparing for holiday celebrations and organizing the table for the big dinner, it’s important to keep all safety tips in mind so you can enjoy your time with your loved ones while keeping them away from the dangers of property fires. Know What to Do During a Fire While there are steps you can take to prevent property fires, it’s impossible to guarantee th...
What to Do After a Commercial Fire
Emergency Tips, Fire Damage Restoration

What to Do After a Commercial Fire

No business owner wants to think about the potential for a fire in their building, but such events unfortunately do occur. A commercial fire is a terrifying thought because it puts your property, assets, and employees at serious risk. If your business is not prepared for the possibility of a fire, you can suffer major losses if one does occur. Knowing this, it is important to be prepared for these emergencies and know what to do in the aftermath of the fire to limit your losses. If you experience a commercial fire, it is best to address the situation right away. Fire, smoke, and damage will spread and get worse, even after the fire is out. Immediate action can be the difference between being able to salvage your property and experiencing permanent damage. Plus, the sooner you take ac...
What Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover in the Event of a Fire?
Fire Damage Restoration, Smoke Damage Cleanup

What Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover in the Event of a Fire?

Flames that explode into a raging home fire cause a staggering $6.7 billion in damages annually. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires in the nation. Heating equipment is a close second as the origin of house fires. As kitchen equipment and heating appliances are the standard gadgetry found in all homes, as well as other flammable sources, fire insurance becomes a necessity for homeowners. While the occupants of a home are fortunate to avoid the effects of a devastating house fire, the blaze snatches irreplaceable valuables and personal mementos. A standard homeowner’s insurance policy covers most possessions in the event of a house fire, but the cause of the fire dictates whether or not insurance reimbursements are paid out. Natural Disasters Wild Fires Homes that are ...
Emergency Tips, Fire Damage Restoration

What to Do After a House Fire

Not many homeowners believe that a fire will actually happen to them. But when it does, not only are they not prepared, but they have no idea what to do after the flames are extinguished. Taking steps to recover from a fire can indeed be stressful, if not overwhelming. Simply deciding what to do first can even be a headache. But your insurance agent can provide some answers, and even help to settle your claim quicker to have your home restored to its original condition. Here are 6 things you will want to do right after a house fire: Call your insurance company right away. Public adjusters and contractors will be calling you left and right, offering to restore your home. But as this can create additional stress, it’s recommended to speak with your insurance company first before r...
Fire Damage Restoration, Safety Tips

Childproofing Your Home: Protect Them from Fires and Burns

Every year, thousands of children are rushed to hospitals from playing with fire hazards around the house. But many of these accidents can be prevented, such as keeping matches away from their reach. Here are some more fire safety tips for parents to protect kids from fires and burns. Fire Safety in the Home Establish and frequently practice an emergency fire escape plan Never use doors with locks in kids’ rooms Teach kids to crawl under smoke, if present Find a safe place to meet outside the home Establish and practice 2 escape routes from the home Teach children to stop, drop, and roll if their clothes are on fire Stop right away Drop to the floor, covering their face with their hands Roll on the floor to extinguish the flames Choose natural...
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Dryer Fire Prevention Tips

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 risk of disasters. Installation by a Professional To ensure that your dryer is installed properly, it is best to have it installed by a professional technician. They will be knowledgeable about numerous units, including those that use gas and electricity as well as how they work with washers. They will also be familiar with the manufacturer’s instruction manuals, including installing a vent pipe. If asked, a professional can explain how preventing bends in the pipe will reduce the amount of lint ...