When a fire disaster happens in your hometown it resonates. Whether it’s affected a business or a single residence, it means that a neighbor has suffered a serious loss. At ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip, we like to think that we approach every client as if they were our immediate neighbors. In the case of Sycamore, Illinois, they are, since that’s where our company was founded. So when in comes to fire disaster restoration, it should come as no surprise that we will do our very best to restore your home or business from fire and smoke damage. After all, restoration is the first service mentioned in our name.
In many cases, fire disasters can be prevented. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the majority of home structural fires are caused by heating sources or kitchen equipment. Home fires most often begin in the kitchen or wherever the main source of the home’s heat is located. Less frequent, but just as dangerous, are any kind of open flame or ignition, ranging from candles to smoking materials. Electrical wiring or lighting is another major problem and one that might not be recognized until it’s too late. Shorts or overloads in electrical circuits or faulty light fixtures might happen at any time, but especially if the wiring is old or degraded, or if new loads have been put on an old system due to added appliances. What can you do to avoid these fires?
- Avoid open flames; if you must have a flame, tend it until it’s out.
- If you’re cooking, don’t leave the kitchen.
- Have a licensed inspection of your HVAC system annually.
- Always clean your electrical dryer filter after each load. Clean the exhaust hose at least once a year.
- If you’ve expanded your electrical use (check your bills), have a contractor check your electrical panel to ensure it can handle the load.
- Keep a fire extinguisher in every room and ensure that all smoke detectors are working.
If you do experience a fire disaster in your home or business in Sycamore, think of us. No one will give you faster, more professional service for fire and smoke damage repair, pack out of debris, and comprehensive fire disaster restoration services. We’ll restore furnishings, including electronic equipment, artwork, collectables, and textiles when possible. We’ll take charge of restoring the structure, from drying and clearing it to replacing walls, ceilings, and utilities. We work with contractors and insurance companies to make sure that everyone is on the same page and the job is done right. ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip is the best choice in Sycamore for any type of fire damage repair and restoration.