Our Experts Discuss How To Prevent Fire Damage In Cutler Bay
Preventing Fire Damage in Cutler Bay Garages
Did you know a statistic from FEMA reported that fires that start in residential garages tend to spread and cause more loss through fire damage than other types of home fires?
There are steps homeowners in Cutler Bay can take against fire damage in their garages. However, it is also essential to know what to do in the aftermath of a fire. Here are some common preventative actions to take.
One of the leading causes of fires in garages is the improper storage of flammable liquids. Many types of standard consumer products such as paints, gasoline, propane, and varnishes are all frequent culprits in-home blazes that started in a garage. Because of the off-gassing, these items can do, a simple spark from an appliance can ignite the fumes.
Safety with Electrical Appliances in the Garage
Extension cords have the potential to cause fires from improper use. Never plug multiple extensive cords into each other and pay attention to overheating plugs. If charging an appliance using an extension cord, only plug a single device in and never leave it charging overnight.
Additions to Increase Garage Safety
For homes with an attached garage, trade out the entry door with a twenty-minute fire-rated self-closing and self-latching fire-rated door. To stop a garage fire from spreading into the attic, install an attic hatch cover to close off this area. Heat alarms assist with early detection of temperature rises in the garage and sound an alarm when the interior temperature goes above a pre-set point.
Post Garage Fire Actions
After a garage fire, close off the area from the rest of the home. This action inhibits the spread of odor-causing soot from the rest of the house. The next step is to bring in professional fire loss cleanup. SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to restore both property and contents damaged by fire.
SERVPRO Cleanup Includes Odor Removal
Odor control is a large part of fire loss mitigation. The technicians have different methods for removing smoke odors depending on the level of odor treatment necessary. After they complete their efforts, there will be no reminders of the fire from residual smoke odors.
SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 is ready to help local property owners with fire damage of any size. The technicians show up quickly and return to the home to its pre-fire condition, “Like it never even happened.”
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