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Fall is Coming! Is Your Home Prepared? Fire Damage Restoration in Dakota City, NE

October 4th, 2017 · No Comments

Fall is starting to embrace Dakota City, NE. Are you ready? With fall comes scented candles, soups and chilis, and more time spent cuddled up under a blanket. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when house fires become more common, but they can be easily prevented.

When lighting candles, make sure the area around the candle is clear of anything that’s flammable. Instead of using a match to light the candle, use a long lighter. By doing this you eliminate the hot match as a potential source of fire. If you need to use a match, make sure you run water over the match before throwing it away. For smaller candles, it’s a good idea to put them on a small ceramic plate. That way, if the container the candle is in gets hot, the surface beneath will not ignite and cause a fire. If you wish to keep the ambiance of a flickering candle without the flame, switch to an LED candle.

When preparing your soups and chilis it’s important to pay attention as they’re cooking. If you decide to cook them on the stove it’s important to make sure to use the right size burner for the pot. Using a burner that’s too big for the pot leave part of the burner exposed. If items such as paper towels come into contact with the exposed burner they can ignite. If using a crockpot, it’s important to inspect it prior to using it to make sure that all parts are in good working order to reduce the possibility of an electrical fire.

If you’re faced with fire damage in your Dakota City, NE home, your first call should be to ServiceMaster of Sooland. Our technicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you with all your fire damage restoration needs. If the water, smoke, and soot sit too long after the fire has been put out, they can cause secondary damage requiring far more extensive fire damage repair. That’s why it’s important to call us immediately. For fire damage cleanup needs in Dakota City, NE, give ServiceMaster of Sooland a call at (402) 494-3188.

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