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Wood Fires are Toasty but Risky: Fire Restoration and Safety in DeKalb

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Wood Fires are Toasty but Risky: DeKalb Fire Restoration and Safety

Fire Restoration in Dekalb by ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip

That nasty polar vortex that dipped down into the United States in early January brought with it record smashing arctic temperatures and substantial snowfalls in much of the nation. Simply staying warm became a top priority for millions of American households. Natural gas furnaces are the standard home heating method used today. However, a substantial number of homes also use wood burning fireplaces and furnaces for their primary or secondary home heating needs. ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip provides fire restoration services for the times when your heating source gets out of control.

While a crackling fire sending dancing shadows through a darkened room during a stretch of below freezing days holds a cozy appeal, it should be noted that heating fires are estimated to be the cause of as much as 36 percent of accidental home fires annually in the United States. When fire and smoke damage occur in your home, don’t hesitate to call ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip.

Fire damage and smoke damage resulting from in-home wood burning appliances can be a catastrophic life disruption, particularly during a dangerous cold snap, so be sure to take some necessary precautions to ensure your wood burning fireplace, furnace or stove doesn’t lead to expensive fire restoration requirements.

Keep your wood burning appliances clean and free of soot and creosote accumulation. Also, be sure the area immediately surrounding the fireplace, furnace or stove is free of loose debris. Install fire resistant materials for any walls that are within close proximity to your wood burning appliance. Finally, keep smoke alarms on every level of your home, taking particular care to install them close to bedrooms, and regularly change the batteries.

In the event of fire damage or smoke damage resulting from an in-home wood burning accident or other reason, remember ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip offers disaster restoration cleaning and repair.

Serving the Illinois communities of DeKalb, Sycamore, and Northern LaSalle Counties, ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip provides rapid response any day and time of the year, and we’ll tackle your fire damage or smoke damage situation using our sweeping five step restoration process.

If your home has recently suffered a fire damage or smoke damage event, contact ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip today and let us help you get your home back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible!


 
Wednesday January 30th, 2019#Fire Restoration