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Types Of Fire
There are two different types of fires that can occur in your home. There are electrical and non-electrical house fires. Although both types are hazardous, electrical fires are more alarming. Electrical fires can’t necessarily be put out with water. It actually has the potential to make it worse! These fires can start from faulty wiring, defective outlets, short circuits, etc. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are ever put in a situation dealing with electrical fires.
Electrical fires are unexpected and can occur at any given time. Because of the fact that most people are at home more often and have the heat kicked on high, a popular time for electrical fires is in the winter months, most commonly December and January. Luckily, electrical fires can be prevented with routine inspections to make sure everything is working as it should. Also, make sure to keep anything flammable at least 3 feet away from heating devices, and all electrical outlets.
If a fire were to break out in your home, make sure you immediately contact your local fire department. Shutting off the main electricity breakers would be a good idea as well. Only shut them off if your hands are dry and if you can safely reach them. Electrical fires require an all-purpose or Class C fire extinguisher, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stop at the store and pick up one for you home. An all-purpose extinguisher is suggested.
Fires can range from simple to complete havoc. Thankfully, we have advanced enough in the technology department to come up with great equipment to put fires to a halt faster and more efficiently. Remember to keep up with your routine inspections to avoid any devastation to your home or business. If something does happen, give us a call. Our water and fire damage restoration company is prepared with all of the equipment and experience for all of your restoration needs!