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Our Professionals Explain How To Prevent Fire Damage In Your Burley Property

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Professionals Explain How To Prevent Fire Damage In Your Burley Property Just give us a call at (208) 788-0183 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you erase the effects of the fire to your home.

Preventing Fire Damage In Your Burley Garage Or Workshop

Fires in home workshops and garages in Burley are a serious matter. Both usually contain various flammable materials, such as greasy rags, sawdust, paint thinner, gasoline, and wood. Many times, workshops and garages also contain a heat source like a furnace or water heater which can help ignite a fire. The best thing you can do is to keep these areas of your home as fireproof as possible.

When a garage or workshop fire has broken out, you need assistance cleaning up the fire damage in your Burley property. SERVPRO has professionally trained staff who can come in quickly to assess the damages, clean up the mess, and restore your structure so you won’t be able to tell the disaster even happened.

Practicing safe habits in your workspace area is essential. When you sand, or cut wood, sawdust, and wood chips are created. These tiny pieces are a lot more combustible than larger boards of wood. Always sweep them up to eliminate a significant fire hazard. Oily rags should also be disposed of properly, as they can spontaneously combust. Placing them in a steel bucket with a lid that self-closes is a safe choice, or you can hang the rags in a single layer to dry on a line. Always keep them away from fire and heat sources.

Before SERVPRO techs begin cleaning your structure, we test the area to determine the appropriate cleaning method. We need to use the one that effectively removes the residues from the material or surface that was damaged by doing more damage to the material or surface. Some materials are washable, which means they can be wet cleaned applying a water-based cleaning product that won’t damage the material. Non-washable materials cannot be wet cleaned, as it could damage them, so instead, we use a dry cleaning method.

You also need to keep combustible items away from regular sources of heat like boilers, space heaters, furnaces, and water heaters. Keep flammable products like spray paint, wood finishes and paint thinner in a dedicated storage container with a door that closes. Lastly, keep a fire extinguisher in the area, and make sure you have smoke alarms installed. You may even want to install a sprinkler system.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is skilled and cleaning and restore your home in Ketchum, Sun Valley, or Hailey after a fire. Just give us a call at (208) 788-0183 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you erase the effects of the fire to your home.

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