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Fire Damage Prevention Tips for Your San Antonio Home This Holiday December 18, 2017

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 Fire Damage Prevention Tips for Your San Antonio Home This Holiday, San Antonio, Texas

The holidays bring family and friends together to celebrate the season with good food, festive decorations, and gifts of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, homes are more prone to fire damage during this time due to a number of factors. SERVPRO of Braun Station, San Antonio, TX’s fire restoration specialists, share a few ways to prevent fires this year.

Fire Risks

fire damageFrom cooking to candles, there are many things that can lead to an accidental fire. The holidays bring more instances of unattended stoves and distracted cooking. Candles and incense are other major culprits of fire damage. Many people use these items in their seasonal décor and can inadvertently leave them unattended or forget to extinguish them before leaving the house.

Similarly, fireplaces are used for both warmth and ambiance, but unsafe practices and unattended fires can lead to trouble. Decorative lights play an important role in the season but can also spell trouble if strands are left on or have broken or frayed components.

How to Prevent Fires

The best way to curb fire damage is to make sure your smoke detectors function properly. Check the batteries, and run a simple test on your system. Keep fire extinguishers in cooking areas in case of an emergency. Set candles and incense away from flammable items, and ensure they are on sturdy surfaces. Always check to make sure everything is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed.

If you choose to purchase a real tree, make sure it’s fresh and watered to reduce ignitable dryness. Keep it away from heat sources as well; inspect all light strings, and never use any with cracked or frayed wires and broken pieces. Check to make sure the extension cords are also in excellent condition. Any outdoor lights should be clipped to your home, not nailed or stapled. Inspect to see whether or not your outdoor wiring hasn’t been compromised by wildlife chewing on it.

Finally, have fireplaces inspected and cleaned, so there aren’t any blockages or excessive soot. Also, employ screens to stop embers from leaping out and hitting your carpeting or other flammable surfaces.

For fire restoration services, even during the holiday season, call SERVPRO of Braun Station. The San Antonio area trusts these professionals with fire damage cleaning, water, and flood cleanup, mold remediation, and other large cleaning and repair projects. Their 24-hour emergency services offer customers peace of mind that help is nearby when they need it. To learn more about them, visit the website, or call the helpful, caring team at (210) 267-2159.

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