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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration


11/25/2015 (Permalink)

As you’re decorating your home for the holidays and hosting large gatherings of friends and family, be extra careful when it comes to fire. Home fire risk peaks during the holiday season. Consider these sobering statistics from the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA):

  • Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home structure fires. The three peak days for home cooking fires are Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Christmas Eve.

  • Candle fires peak in December. The top three days for candle fires are Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.
  • These statistics are a serious reminder of how the excitement of holiday entertaining can quickly turn into a life-altering fire or a tragedy. While glowing candles and elaborate meals make for a great holiday get-together, take extra care in controlling the dangerous potential for fires.

    According to the NFPA, unattended cooking is by far the leading cause of home cooking fires, with frying posing the greatest fire risk and electric ranges posing a higher risk than gas ranges. Range top cooking in general starts most home cooking fires.

    Candles are also a top-10 cause of U.S. home fires, according to the NFPA. The most common cause of candle fires is placing the candle too close to something that can burn, like curtains, decorations, or furniture.

    A moment’s inattention at the stove—or a guest repositioning a candle on a tabletop—may be all it takes to turn your festivities into a fight to save property and lives. While our business is fire and water damage restoration, and we stand ready to help at a moment’s notice if disaster strikes, we truly hope you’ll enjoy a fire-free and festive holiday season.

    SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it Never Even Happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

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