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Common Causes of Fires in Homes and How to Avoid Them

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fires can start very quickly and once started they can be very difficult to stop. The damage left by fire goes beyond the objects that were directly burned by the flames.  Smoke and soot left from the fire can spread throughout a home or business into areas that the fire itself did not reach.  The clean-up required from smoke damage is often more extensive than the clean-up required for areas that were burned.

While there are several steps you can take to address the damage after a fire has occurred, the best solution is always prevention, and prevention requires awareness of possible hazards that could cause fires.

Below is a list of the most common causes of fires in homes:

  1. Heaters
  2. Clothing dryers
  3. Unattended stoves
  4. Electrical failures/overburdened electrical outlets

Should you experience a fire loss, SERVPRO of Lynchburg / Bedford & Campbell Counties has teams of professional and highly-trained technicians who specialize in fire-damage repair and recovery.

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