Brooklyn House Fires and Help from SERVPRO
Stopping Space Heater Fire Damage in a Brooklyn Home
In the United States, heating equipment like space heaters and fireplaces are the leading causes of home fires. From 2012 to 2016, fire departments responded to an average of 52,000 fires involving heating equipment each year. The damages from these fires were a whopping $1 billion. For every five house heating fires, two of them involved space heaters and accounted for 78% of resident injuries and 54% of property damage.
If your Brooklyn residence suffers fire damage, SERVPRO technicians can be at your home within hours of your call to address the source of the disaster and return your home to a preloss condition. SERVPRO is available 24/7 throughout the year to address residential disasters. Save time, money, and stress by choosing a team that works with property owners and insurance adjusters to restore structures to a safe condition once more. Your local SERVPRO is also licensed for residential contracting (#2015353DCA) and mold remediation (#00055), so you can count on them for services after cleanup has finished.
Home Heating Fire Facts for Homeowners
? 86% of home heating fire casualties involved stationary or portable space heaters in some way,
? The leading cause-- a staggering 27%-- of home heating-related fires had to do with residues inside heating systems, most often from solid-fuel heating.
? A leading factor in the ignition for 54% of home heating fires was equipment that was too close to flammable contents like furniture, clothing, bedding, or mattresses.
? 48% of all home heating fires happen in December, January, and February.
How SERVPRO Saves the Day
If your space heater fire occurred while placed on a surface like a wooden coffee table, there are several factors to consider for cleanup. Not only can the wood itself be affected by fire, but the finishes and stains can also have a variety of effects on the wood. The type of finish influences how it can be cleaned because it affects the wood's resistance to heat exposure, smoke penetration, moisture, and odors. If your table is unfinished wood, this is a porous surface that is best salvaged with dry cleaning methods like a dry cleaning sponge. This also goes for unfinished wooden surfaces on finished wood items like drawer interiors, and the tops of tall wooden items. However, there are cases where fire can heavily blister or permanently stain wood. In these cases, refinishing is often recommended.
SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn is a team that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. If you need rapid disaster mitigation services, call (718) 522-4400 today.
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