Summer House Fire Prevention Tips | DeKalb, IL Fire Restoration

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Fire Safety During the Dog Days of Summer

ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip offers fire restoration and smoke damage repair in DeKalb, Somonauk, Genoa, Sandwich, and Cortland, IL.

The Dog Days of Summer generally refers to the stretch of time between mid-July and late August, during which the weather is particularly hot and dry. The term “dog days” was derived back in ancient Greece, when the star Sirius — nicknamed the “dog star” — would rise in the morning, right before the sun would appear and block it out.

The Dog Days of Summer are still a genuinely hot and dry stretch of time, and that stretch of time brings with it an increased risk of grass fires and forest fires. Grass and forest fires pose a particular risk within the Illinois communities of Sandwich, Somonauk, Genoa, Cortland, and DeKalb, and that risk carries with it an increased possibility of fire damage and smoke damage.

To protect your home from the possibility of encroaching fire damage from burning grass due to dry conditions, be sure the ground directly around your home is adequately watered and damp. Unless the grass is unusually long, a yard fire probably won’t be big enough to jump a dampened barrier of three feet or so. A more permanent solution is to install landscaping around your home, which can serve as a buffer zone while also providing aesthetic appeal.

Should your home suffer fire damage or smoke damage due to a grass fire or any other reason, don’t hesitate to bring in the professional cleaning and restoration staff at ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip. We’re experts at fire restoration and smoke damage cleanup, and we possess the experience, materials and equipment to ensure your home is quickly, efficiently and thoroughly cleaned and restored.

ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip is ready to serve you in the event of a disaster involving fire damage and smoke damage, regardless of season or cause. For extensive and thorough fire restoration, contact us immediately to begin the repair process and return your life back to normal.