Winter is the worst time of the year for home fires related to heating sources, electrical overloads, and open flames. The DeKalb Fire Department is well aware of the risks and causes of structural fires in the winter. They’re doing everything they can to warn residents and promote fire safety. Fire disasters in freezing temperatures make a bad situation even worse, both for the homeowner who is likely to incur even more damage, and to the firefighters who must battle a blaze when it’s below zero. When a fire in DeKalb is extinguished, ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip is your best choice to preserve and restore both the structure and its contents.
Disaster restoration is our middle name. We provide comprehensive clean up and fire damage restoration services including water and odor removal, board up and pack out of debris, storing and restoring furniture and art works, and complete restoration of the building itself. Involving us from the moment the fire department leaves is important. We can act promptly to keep items from deteriorating and the property from falling prey to further environmental damage or vandalism.
The best protection for your home from fire disasters is prevention. Here are some tips from DeKalb’s own fire chief:
- Regular cleaning of wood stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces is important. Many fires begin because heating sources are not maintained properly.
- Keep all heating devices at least three feet from furniture, drapes, and burnable materials. Don’t leave portable or temporary heating devices on while you’re sleeping.
- Don’t leave cooking fires unattended, and don’t use the oven or stovetop to heat the home.
- Avoid using open flames in the home, especially candles. If you burn candles, use some kind of enclosure and don’t leave them unattended, especially if you have children or pets.
If the worst happens and you experience a fire disaster in your home or business in DeKalb, let ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip be your professional fire damage repair service. The quality of our fire restoration of your home or offices will meet or exceed your expectations. Give us a call!