Recent Fire Damage Posts

Don't Overload Your Outlets!

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Don't Overload Your Outlets! MA home experienced fire due to overloading outlet

Don't add more than what your outlet can handle!

This is a major cause of residential fires since electrical circuits handle a limited amount of electricity and people tend to overload their outlet. The conductor starts to heat up to disperse the energy that it can’t conduct. This heat can build up until the conductor, whether it’s a wire, an outlet, or any other part of the circuit, gets hot enough to start a fire.

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Decrease your Electric Bill AND Chances of a Fire

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Decrease your Electric Bill AND Chances of a Fire Fire damage in Dorchester home

Electricity - a blessing and curse. We tend to forget about the use of lights and can cause your bill to go up, along with the risk of a fire. In this Dorchester home, a lamp fire took place, causing extensive damage to the wall and ceiling, as depicted in the picture.

What can you do?

Turn your lights off! This is the simplest way to avoid a fire starting in your household, and make sure the bulb wattage is compatible with the lamp. Also, be cautious of how you are using your extension cords - the more you plug in, the higher the chances.

Christmas tree safety tips to keep your home safe over the holiday

12/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Christmas tree safety tips to keep your home safe over the holiday Happy Holidays to You & Yours!

Christmas tree could be found throughout your house. 

These simple easy tips can prevent a fire from starting within your house this christmas!

  • Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry out.
  • Make sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights have been tested in a lab by the UL or ETL/ITSNA for safety, and throw out any damaged lights that are broken.
  • Any lights you use outdoors must be labeled suitable for exterior placement, and be sure to plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter protected receptacle.
  • Keep all your holiday candles away from your Christmas tree
  • Bedtime means lights off! ­ Don’t forget to turn your Christmas tree lights off each night.
  • Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. The tree shouldn’t be shedding its needles readily

After your tree starts to drop needles and some may turn brown it is time to say your last goodbye and throw it outside.  These simple and easy facts can really be a lifesaver come the holidays. If there ever is a problem in your home call SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline. 

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