Cooking is the number one cause of house fires and yet many homeowners are not prepared for a cooking mishap. Grease fires are especially dangerous if not handled properly. These fires burn very hot and can get out of hand very quickly. Knowing how to prevent them and what action to take if you do have a grease fire can mean the difference between dinner and disaster.
At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning, we know that fireplaces and wood stoves are a great way to keep warm and cozy when the weather gets colder. But we've also seen firsthand damage that can result when they are not used properly. In order to keep the air healthy and reduce the risk of fire, you need to be aware of the risks. Here are some helpful tips on staying safe this winter.
A house fire can be one of the most devastating events that can ever happen to your family and your home. In addition to the damage that the fire can cause to structure and possessions, the smoke and soot can stain and ruin belongings and parts of your home that the fire never touched. Fire can make your home unsafe to inhabit, displacing you and your family for days or even weeks.
Ironically, some of the worst damage from fires can be caused by the efforts to put the fire out. Water from fire hoses can seep into the walls of your home, weakening the already damaged structure. If left standing, the water can encourage the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. That's why immediate action from a qualified fire restoration specialist is essential. At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning we have the experience and equipment to help you recover from the devastating effects of fire and smoke.
Another winter season is right around the corner; cool nights sipping hot cocoa and snuggled up by the fire. These winter activities bring a feeling of warmth and joy with nights spent with family. However, as winter approaches so too do potential disasters caused by home heating malfunctions, roof leaks, and frozen pipes. Are you and your home prepared for what this winter may bring?
As another crazy New England winter descends upon us, whether you own or manage property you should be aware that icicles hanging from the gutters can mean trouble. This could be a sign of severe damage occurring due to ice dams and attic condensation.
How to Avoid a Costly Problem
Every winter, thousands of commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and homes experience major damage because of frozen pipes. Whether you are a facility manager, business owner or homeowner, it is important to understand how to help prevent your pipes from freezing.