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Every year in the U.S., more than 350,000 house fires occur. The damages caused by these fires amount to almost $8 billion. What can you do to reduce your chances of having a fire in your home? Take a look at these common causes of house fires and make sure you’re taking precautions to control these risks.
Cooking is the number one cause of house fires. When you’re cooking, never leave the stove unattended, as kitchen fires can spread quickly. Keep the area around your stove clear and be especially vigilant about keeping paper and fabrics away from your stove, as these items burn very quickly. If you do have a kitchen fire, never use water or a water-based extinguisher. Water is likely to make kitchen fires grow. Instead, if possible, put a metal lid over the flames and turn off the heat. If the fire is too large, get out and call for help.
Kids don’t mix with matches and lighters, but they still manage to frequently get their hands on them. Accidental fires started by kids playing with matches and lighters are common. Supervision and proper storage of matches and lighters are your first lines of defense, but make sure you also teach your kids about the dangers of fire at an early age.
Candles add ambiance to any room, and scented candles offer a great way to brighten up a space. However, it’s easy to forget that they’re lit. Candles should never be left unattended but frequently are, and they are the culprits behind many house fires. Make a point to only light candles in the room that you’re in and to blow them out any time you have to leave the area.
You can’t prevent every fire risk, but with ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon, you don’t have to live with fire damage. We can repair your fire- and smoke-damaged home to make it feel like new again. We’re also water damage repair experts. Find out how we can help you by calling our Cleveland office at (440) 918-1523.
When one thinks of a home fire hazards, cooking appliances, home heating equipment, cigarettes, candles, and flammable cleaning agents and beauty projects are generally the first thoughts that come to mind. While these are the fires of most flame-lit, mechanical, and electric fires, there is another type of fire that homeowners should be aware of: the protein fire.
Protein fires occur when the decomposition of animal fat is triggered by high temperatures. Protein fires rarely involve flames and are unlikely to cause any immediately visible damage, but they are easy to detect all the same. Protein fires can be recognized not only by the charred remains of what was once beef or chicken baking in the oven or frying on the stove but also by their obnoxious odor, which can linger in a home for a long time. They can also contaminate nearby foodstuffs and leave clothes and furniture upholstery smelling foul.
Protein fire cleanup requires the use of special cleaning materials. Follow-up sealing is often necessary as well. Do not try to repair any damage caused by a propane fire on your own. Instead, hire a fire and smoke damage reconstruction service professional, such as ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon in Cleveland. To speak with a courteous and experienced repair professional today, call (440) 918-1523.
Discovering that your home has been damaged due to fire or flooding can be overwhelming, but it is important to act quickly in order to mitigate the extent of potential damage. If you live I the Cleveland area, acting quickly means calling the damage restoration specialists at Disaster Recon. Reasons you should choose us to dry your home and carry out any reconstruction services you require include:
We Respond 24/7
Home emergencies do not operate on a nine-to-five schedule like some of the companies that can help you deal with them. Disaster Recon knows this, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency response service for homeowners who experience home flooding or sewage backup at night or on the weekends. We are here for you, no matter when we need us. We can also assure homeowners in the Cleveland area that a qualified water damage cleanup team will be at their home within 60 minutes of receiving their call.
Our Technology is the Best
At Disaster Recon in Cleveland, we use only state-of-the-art damage restoration tools and equipment and when carrying out drying and reconstruction services. We are even able to boast the fastest drying system in the region, which can make a major difference following a flood or sewage backup.
We Know What We’re Doing
Our team of cleanup professionals is highly qualified to carry out all of the water and fire damage services you may require. Most of our experts have years of experience, and all of them have experience satisfactorily remedying fire and water damage.
Your Satisfaction is Our Priority
Another advantage of choosing Disaster Recon to repair water and fire damaged property is that we make sure our customers are satisfied with our work before moving on. After a final inspection, we sign a “Certificate of Completion and Satisfaction” with each of our customers.
If you have just returned home to discover that your house is flooded, do not delay. Call ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon at (440) 918-1523 to speak have a water damage emergency specialist dispatched to your home. If you have recently endured a fire and you are looking to reconstruct damaged elements of your home, we can help you restore your home and eliminate harmful residual chemicals that would otherwise linger in your home for months to come.
House fires, burst pipes, and natural disasters can wreak havoc on a home, causing structural damage, destroying furniture, and introducing foul odors. The damage caused by fires and floods, when not properly addressed by a repair professional, can contribute to a host of health-related problems as well. Among these is the exacerbation of symptoms associated with allergies and asthma.
Mold and Allergies
Individuals with high allergy sensitivity are likely to suffer severe allergic reactions following exposure to toxigenic household mold. Even individuals who rarely suffer from allergies may be affected if the presence of mold is strong or they experience prolonged exposure to it. Symptoms range from the sneezing, runny nose, and red eyes associated with seasonal allergies to skin rashes and difficulty breathing.
Mold and Asthma
Toxigenic mold can also increase the incidence of asthma attacks in people with asthma, especially if they suffer from allergies as well. Even if your home has not sustained water damage that you are aware of, you may want to contact a mold remediation specialist if you are suffering asthma attacks more frequently with no other obvious explanation.
Residual chemicals introduced by smoke and fire damage are hard on respiratory health in general, but they are especially harmful to people who suffer from asthma or allergies. Unless affected areas of your home are properly reconstructed following a house fire, these chemicals can remain in your house for months, slowly making daily life less enjoyable for those with exposure to them.
It is already unfortunate that your Cleveland area home was assaulted by water or ravaged by flames. Don’t let the lingering effects of these home catastrophes get the best of your health as well. To arrange to have mold remediated or carcinogenic chemicals left behind by a fire that broke out on or affected your property, call ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon at (440) 918-1523. Our team of experienced cleanup professionals can dry excess moisture more quickly than anyone else in northeast Ohio and we take pride in thoroughly remedying all fire and smoke damage sustained by our customers’ homes.