The balmy months of summer are ideal for enjoying fireworks displays, grilling on the patio, relaxing on well-lit decks and camping. Follow these safety tips and enjoy your grill, fire pit and the outdoors this summer.
The holiday season is a festive time that people enjoy with their family and friends. No one wants to worry about a fire during the holidays. Continue reading to learn tips and get help for holiday fire prevention.
When you educate yourself on how furnace fires start, then you can also be aware of how to prevent them from occurring. Continue reading to learn more about furnace fires, the top causes for these fires, and how to prevent them.
Did you know lightning strikes the United States at least 30 million times each year? Due to the severity and frequency of storms, they can cause irreversible fire damage. Many of these storms are also associated with tornadoes and hail.
You may have heard about the Houston house fire of Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Ronald McNair’s widow on the news or Inside Edition. Her name is Cheryl McNair, and she was kind enough to share her story with us. She was so impressed with the rapid response of our ServiceMaster staff.
The amount of damage smoke can cause is often overlooked. Even after the fire is out, smoke will continue to harm your property. The longer smoke lingers, the more potential harm it can cause to your home, but also to you, your family, and any inhabitants. Take action …
The damage from a fire is complex as it involves damage from the fire itself, water damage from putting out the fire, and smoke damage. Residual smoke can cause considerable property damage long after the fire, tarnishing surfaces and objects and getting absorbed into porous materials. It is important for a trained restoration professional to handle smoke damage cleanup and save your items from permanent damage.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2014 there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States. One home structure fire was reported every 86 seconds. Here is how you can prevent home fires. In addition to checking your smoke alarms, follow this advice from NFPA to avoid common causes of home fires.