Space Heaters and Fire Damage in Your Durham Home
SERVPRO Tip--Follow Manufacturer Instructions to Prevent Fires Caused by Heating Appliances
The colder weather is approaching in Durham, which means many people start using space heaters for extra warmth. They can be safely used. However, with improper use, these little heat boxes can be rather dangerous. These appliances are built to be as safe as possible, and there are several factors you should consider while using one.
Choose a space heater which is a tested model that has been deemed safe for use by guidelines of the manufacturer. Preventing fire damage in your Durham home can be as simple as this. Only use the device while someone is present – never while you are not home. Space heaters also need to be kept on the floor and be kept away from animals and small children. Do not use an extension cord to operate it, and be sure the cord is not frayed or damaged before you use the heater.
In case of a fire, you need the professional help of SERVPRO, a fire damage remediation company which is specially trained in restoring all kinds of fire damage. These situations create a lot of different cleaning challenges. A building which is burning has several complex reactions between various elements which include the air flow patterns of the building, the kind of material burning, how much oxygen, heat, and moisture are present, the kind of smoke residues current and the surfaces impacted by heat and smoke.
Fire damage can present very different restoration and cleaning situations depending on how the elements interact as the fire progresses. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to handle any of these situations.
Other factors that matter is the kind of materials that burned, temperature changes, impingement and air pressure. Smoke and heat, for instance, can damage some surfaces and not others, while high heat can cause some finishes to bubble.
SERVPRO of Durham is knowledgeable in handling all types of fires so that you can trust us for your fire damage cleanup and restoration. If you are a resident in the areas of Newmarket, Kingston, or Durham, you can reach us anytime at (603) 868-3343.
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