Recent Fire Damage Posts

Dealing With Fire and Water Damage

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Dealing With Fire Damage and Water Damage

This may come as a surprise to you, but fire damage may not be your biggest concern when a fire strikes your home. In order to put the fire out, your local fire company uses a lot of water. While this sounds like a great idea at the time, all that water can cause damage to areas of your home not affected by the fire directly. This is why it’s important to examine all areas of your home after a fire for damage, even those places where the fire didn’t reach.

Unexpected Water Damage

The amount of water a fire department uses to put out your house fire can easily exceed one thousand gallons. That’s a lot of water for the structure of your house and your belongings to absorb in a short amount of time. In addition, if the fire is hot enough, some of that water gets converted to steam, which can penetrate areas the liquid water may not be able to reach. This is why your home can suffer significant water damage in addition to fire damage when a fire occurs.

Damage From Fire Hoses

Firefighters have one goal when they arrive at your house fire: to put out the fire as quickly as possible. To do this, they use powerful hoses to deliver the water into your home. While a fire hose is an efficient way to deliver a huge amount of water to a confined area in a short period of time, they can also cause damage to your home when dragged through rooms.

Fire damage isn’t the main problem you deal with after a fire at your North Texas home. Unfortunately, you may discover that smoke and water damage are also serious problems that need resolving in the fire’s aftermath. Fortunately, there exist fire restoration professionals who can help you recover your home and restore it to its former glory.
Visit www.SERVPROwichitafalls.com for more information on fire and water damage.

American Red Cross - Holiday Tips

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

The American Red Cross offers the following safety tips to help greatly reduce the fire risk in your home this holiday season.

  • Place Christmas trees, candles and other holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, and heat vents. 
  • Make sure that light strings and other holiday decorations are in good condition.  Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Always unplug tree and holiday lights before leaving the property or going to bed.

Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Light the Night... Safely

Kitchen Caution

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Stay safe this holiday season. Tips from your friends at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls!