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How Can I Lower My Risks of Suffering Catastrophic Fire Damage in West Lynn?

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from the windows of a house that is on fire Fire prevention practices go a long way towards preventing fire damage. When your home is facing such a situation, contact our certified technicians.

Such Risks in West Lynn Can Be Reduced by Taking a Few Simple Precautions

One of the greatest threats of owning a home in West Lynn is the potential for a house fire. These events can seemingly impact your residence at any time, with little warning. However, fortunately, there are a few simple ways local homeowners can prevent or limit the damage caused by these horrible fires.

Over its years of remediation experience, SERVPRO has found that everyday household accidents and maintenance issues cause most fire damage in West Lynn. Many of the fire damaged homes cleaned up and restored by our technicians suffered fires because of cooking mishaps, dirty, poorly maintained, or improperly placed heaters, floating embers from a fireplace, faulty electrical outlets or wiring, a resident falling asleep with a lit cigarette, or children playing with matches, lighters, or stoves. 

These possible accidents and maintenance problems can often be prevented or mitigated by doing the following things: 

  • Paying close attention to cooking food and placing A-B-C and K-rated fire extinguishers in kitchens
  • Routinely cleaning heaters, especially after long periods of disuse, remaining vigilant against potential electrical shorts, and being careful not to place these appliances too close to flammable materials
  • Only starting manageable fires in fireplaces, keeping combustible materials away from these hearths, and always placing screens in front of fireplaces after starting a fire
  • Having your home periodically inspected for electrical issues
  • Refraining from smoking while lying down 
  • Teaching children not to play with fire-starting materials, heaters, or cooking appliances

Homeowners, by taking these measures, can usually avoid or limit fire and smoke damage and substantially reduce their need for costly smoke remediation and fire damage restoration work.

With all that said, SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn is always ready to help you remediate fire damage. Call us anytime at (978) 744-0409 for assistance.

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