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What are Common Mistakes Causing the Need for Fire Restoration in Coral Springs Homes?

10/30/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs Can Clean and Restore Homes With Any Size or Type of Fire Damage

When fire damage occurs within a Coral Springs home, sometimes the residents react incorrectly and cause even greater damage to the property and contents.

SERVPRO deals with all types of fire restoration in Coral Springs properties. In some cases, the damages increased due to actions taken by the homeowner. Here are tips for handling common home fire situations.

Incorrect Judging of Fire Scale

The first reaction in a home fire situation is to grab the extinguisher and go to work. However, not all fires can be put out with a consumer-sized extinguisher. This can lead to greater damage due to a delay in calling the first responders when the home efforts run dry, and the fire still blazes. Frequently seen damages to properties from home fires include:

  • Soot-covered walls and home contents needing restorative cleaning
  • Ruined structural elements from water and flames
  • Charred possessions requiring removal

Using Incorrect Methods for Extinguishing 

It takes a large amount of water to extinguish a fire fueled by solids or paper thoroughly. Smoldering embers can reignite and must be saturated. Water should never be used on electrical or grease fires as it can compound the situation into an inferno. Turn off the power to the home in the event of an electrical fire.

Develop an Evacuation Plan

This tip can save your life. Have a meeting with your family and determine different ways to get out of the house in case of a fire. Fire ladders that attach to windows and unroll can be placed in each bedroom and practice how they work and how to use them safely. Lastly, establish a meeting place outside the home for the family to go and then run timed drills and see how quickly everyone can gather. Most of all, practice once a month and try to beat the former month's time. 

In the aftermath of a house fire, SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 offers support and professional fire restoration services to Coral Springs residents with their technicians available 24/7.

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