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Keeping Fire Damage Away from Your Pensacola Home

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Overloading surge protectors can create risk of starting a house fire.

Preventing Fire Damage in Your Home

Around your Pensacola home may be many fire damage hazards - objects and utilities that, without proper protection, may someday start a fire in your home. While fire detectors, extinguishers, and alarms are essential for fire protection in the home, it is always best to not have to rely on these devices and avoid fire in the first place. These simple upgrades can help make your home a safer, stronger place, and prevent fires.

Surge Protectors

Among the most common origins of fire damage in Pensacola are electronic appliances and devices. When electronics catch fire, they are difficult to put out, as water-based flame retardants are entirely ineffective. Many of the flood damage jobs SERVPRO gets called in for also incorporate some amount of fire restoration, as electronics short circuit and cause fires. The simple way to prevent many of these fires is to install surge protectors, which prevent sudden electrical surges from causing damage to your devices. However, be careful not to buy cheap surge protectors and refrain from overloading them. Otherwise, these safety devices can create an even bigger risk.

Replacing Open-Flame Burners

While burners with open flames are good for atmosphere and some types of cooking, they also present a significant fire hazard. All burners should be treated with extreme caution, as these have an extra potential to cause fires. If your burners are old or otherwise require replacement, consider an option with premium safety features to avoid later troubles.

Overhead Kitchen Sprinklers

Despite being the origin of a huge prevention of residential fires, most American homes still lack any form of a sprinkler system in their kitchen. A solid sprinkler system often makes all the difference in our commercial restorations, and there's no reason why your home cannot receive the same benefits. Sprinklers are typically able to stop fires before they spread beyond their initial bounds - potentially avoiding any damage to the home beyond that one appliance.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola has served local homeowners for years, helping people to get through fire damage even when all seems lost. Call us today at (850) 469-1160.

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