It is many homeowners’ worst fear: fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated 353,100 home structure fires each year! These fires resulted in an estimated $7.2 billion in direct property damage. In addition to the economic devastation that a fire can cause, the emotional toll can be worse, with many people losing their homes, pets, property, and sometimes, their lives.
At AmeriClean, we are in the business of fire and smoke damage restoration in Billings, Montana for homes and businesses. Our team is trained remove debris, eliminate smoke odor and residue, and restore your home. While no one can prevent 100% of disasters, there are some ways to protect your home and business from fire.
1. Check your Dryer Vents. It’s one of the best modern conveniences, but it is also one of the leading causes of fires in the United States. Checking your dryer vent and cleaning it out regularly can prevent a fire in your home.
2. Be mindful when cooking. With new cooking shows streaming daily, it is easy to want to try your hand at a beautiful vegetable quiche, or do your best to make a soufflé– but the dangers in the kitchen are extensive. From cutting yourself with a pairing knife to setting the house on fire, be careful and pay attention.
3. Hire a Professional. We say this all of the time in our industry– always hire a professional. This goes for hiring a restoration professional in Billings, Montana for all of your fire & smoke damage restoration (wink, wink), but it also goes for all of your electrical work. Faulty wiring can not only cause severe injury and death from electrical shock, but it can also easily start a fire by just using a plug-in! If you own an older home, or you want to install some electrical upgrades, be sure to hire a licensed electrician!
While we hope and pray that you never have to deal with type of tragedy, please rest assured that if it does, AmeriClean will stand beside you– from working with your insurance company to the fire & smoke damage restoration in the aftermath. You are not alone.