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Eight Flammable Household Items In Your Home

Look around your house, do you see hair mousse/spray, nail polish, paint thinner or hand sanitizer? Chances are you have a wide variety of flammable liquids and supplies under your roof and don’t even realize it.

Flammable liquids and common household items cause more than 43,000 home fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The chances that they’ll set your house on fire are slim if the right precautions are made. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to make sure that the cap is on securely and, if it spills, clean it up properly.

Eight Flammable Items in Your Home

  1. Oranges
  2. Non-dairy creamer
  3. Sunscreen Spray
  4. Nail polish
  5. WD 40
  6. Primer Paint
  7. Hair mousse
  8. Hand sanitizer

Handling Spills

Flammable liquids don’t catch fire themselves. It’s the vapors they give off the burn. If you spill a flammable liquid, open windows immediately. Don’t use fans or other electrical devices. After cleaning up a spill, take the towel out of the home and dispose of it. If it is saturated with the liquid, use a zip-lock bag. If you get liquids on your hands, don’t wipe them on your clothes or your pants or shirt may become flammable. If your clothing does become contaminated, spot-wash it by hand, then dry it on a line. Avoid using a washer or dryer, which can sometimes ignite the clothing.

Fire Damage Restoration

Many homeowners are already aware of the safety risks within their home, including mold, burning candles, leaking pipes, and more. However, there are others that pose a fire a severe risk of fire damage when encountering a flame. While they do not pose a direct threat, it is extremely important to keep them away from candles, stovetops, and other open flames.

Increasing the awareness of these safety risks decreases the chances of a property fire from occurring. However, they cannot always be avoided; flames can ignite when coming into contact with these flammable products. If damage does occur, call a professional fire damage restoration company right away. Our experienced team at Restoration Experts can help to prevent the smoke and soot damage from spreading. When choosing a fire restoration professional, contact us. We will arrive right away, prevent the damage from spreading, and restore your property to its original condition.

Fire Damage Restoration For Commercial Properties

When a fiery disaster strikes your business, what steps should be taken to ensure that the cleanup and fire damage restoration process goes smoothly?

INITIAL STEPS

Time is of the essence in salvaging as much of your business assets as possible and preventing further damage from water and smoke. Contact Restoration Experts immediately upon notification of a fire in the workplace. No matter what time of day or night, trained professionals will arrive within 60 minutes to handle the situation.

Notify your commercial insurance agent promptly to allow the claims process to begin. Restoration Experts will cooperate with your agent and provide them with the necessary documentation to enable your claim to be processed quickly.

FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION PROCESS

Certified specialists will begin by assessing the damage and creating a plan to prevent further damage from occurring. Every day that your business is closed results in lost revenue, so the ultimate goal is to complete the restoration process rapidly and get you back in business.

The first step in the restoration process is clearing the location. Debris must be removed. Standing water from extinguishing the fire must be extracted. Decisions need to be made regarding whether to keep or dispose of items found in the fire remnants. If items are to be saved, steps will be taken to clean, restore, or repair them.

After clearing the area, the cleanup process begins. From neutralizing the smoke odors to cleaning your entire business from ceiling to floor, all evidence of the fire is eliminated. Dehumidifiers and fans are brought in to make sure all surfaces are dry to prevent mold and mildew from forming.

STRUCTURAL DAMAGE

When the cleanup process is complete, you may have structural damage that needs to be repaired. Restoration Experts also provide construction service assistance to restore your business to its former glory. Reconstruction may involve replacing floors, ceilings, or walls. New roofing, painting, and exterior repair may also be necessary.

WHY USE A PROFESSIONAL?

We provide you with all-in-one service that makes the entire fire restoration journey seamless and customer-friendly. From the moment you place the first call until the reopening of your business, we take the often stressful restoration experience and make it a smooth process. Bask in the comfort of knowing that your business is in the hands of knowledgeable, licensed, bonded, and certified professionals who are ready at a moment’s notice to serve you and your commercial fire damage restoration needs.

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