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How Can I Safeguard My Miami Home Against Potential Fires?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

house on fire So, if your home ever experiences a fire, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 for assistance.

According to Miami Fire Damage Restorer SERVPRO, You Can Lower Your Fire Risks by Developing Safer Cooking Habits and Properly Maintaining Appliances.

Residential fires are common occurrences in the densely populated city of Miami. These fires often originate from cooking mishaps, poorly maintained appliances, and those that malfunction. Once ignited, blazes can quickly spread to nearby homes.

When looking for a reputable service to remediate your fire-related issues, remember that all Miami fire damage cleanup services are not equally capable of doing the job right.  Many simply do not give their technicians the proper training, and some workers likely lack the requisite experience to handle more severe cases.  Other companies do not have the specialized equipment necessary to successfully clean up and restore the worst fire damage.  Therefore, knowing what your local cleanup and restoration companies are capable of before a fire occurs is to your advantage.

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risks of a House Fire and Mitigate Damages if One Occurs?

Fortunately, you can do several things to substantially lower your residential fire risks and limit your damages if one ever happens.  SERVPRO offers the following fire risk mitigation suggestions to homeowners:

    •    Make sure cooking oil never overheats and only use deep fryers controlled by a thermostat
    •    If an oil or grease fire starts, turn off the heat if possible and do not attempt to extinguish it with water
    •    Keep clothing and other flammable materials away from the stove and burners
    •    Ensure that cooking appliances are turned off once you are finished cooking
    •    Avoid leaving cooking food or children unattended in the kitchen
    •    Properly maintain and routinely clean all appliances
    •    Keep a Class A-B-C fire extinguisher in your kitchen

Although SERVPRO believes these measures effectively reduce your fire-related risks, they can never fully eliminate them.

So, if your home ever experiences a fire, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 for assistance.

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