Nearly 365,000 residential fires occur on average each year. Picking up the pieces after a fire strikes your home can be overwhelming and it may be hard to know where to even start. It's a lengthy process, involving the fire department, insurance companies, contractors, and city inspectors. If you've recently experienced a fire at your home and you're wondering where to go from here, you're in the right place. This … [Read more...]
After the Fire – A Comprehensive Post-House Fire Checklist
Home Fire Evacuation Plan: What to do before, during and after a fire
Having to evacuate your home because of a fire may be one of the most scary things that can happen to a homeowner. It means that you could be in incredible danger, and it might mean that your home could be completely lost. An evacuation means you have to move quickly and effectively while making sure that nothing is forgotten. That means having a plan set out ahead of time so you are prepared to go at a moment’s … [Read more...]
Tips for Protecting Your Roof from Mold
Mold can cause a lot of problems for commercial buildings. Ideally, you want to be able to prevent the problem before it becomes a major issue and avoid having to close your building for multiple days to deal with mold remediation. Check out these few tips on how you can prevent mold from developing in the roof of your commercial building. Check for Clear Drainage One of the first steps that you want to take to … [Read more...]
How Exactly Does Smoke Damage Affect the Contents of Your Home?
How Exactly Does Smoke Damage Affect the Contents of Your Home? Fires can destroy your property and cause irreversible damage. The flames move from item to item burning everything to a crisp char. The heat produced by the flames will radiate and cause surrounding items to melt, crack and even shatter. After the flames have been put out, you are then left with smoke damage. Smoke damage left unaddressed can devastate … [Read more...]