As we enter the month of March, thoughts turn to spring. Spring is the perfect time to reflect on what is needed to keep your home safe from fires, and provides the perfect, timely occasion to do just that!
March 8 is just around the corner, which probably doesn’t mean much to most people until you realize March 8 of 2015 marks the return of Daylight Saving Time. And, as any vigilant homeowner knows, the beginning of Daylight Saving Time serves as an excellent reminder to check the batteries in all smoke detectors. This incredibly simple task can help save lives, prevent the need for extensive fire damage restoration, and head off that annoying beeping sound in the middle of the night indicating a smoke detector battery is low.
When was the last time you checked the pressure on your home fire extinguishers? For that matter, when was the last time you checked to see if you still have a fire extinguisher in your home? Again, Daylight Savings Time serves as the perfect reminder to ensure you have well-charged fire extinguishers in the home, stored near the most potential fire hazards like ovens, stoves, open fire places and even within proximity to your furnace and water heater.
Speaking of furnaces, when was the last time you cleaned or replaced your furnace filter? While clogged filters represent only a minimal fire damage risk, an overworked furnace unable to circulate air properly can present fire damage potential over time.
Even the most prepared home can still experience fire damage and require fire damage restoration. Fires caught early and extinguished as quickly as possible will cause some level of fire damage and smoke damage, but the earlier you are warned, plus the steps you have taken to reduce potential fire sources, can mean the difference between a successful fire damage restoration or complete and total loss.
Locally, ServiceMaster by ARTec employs a professional cleaning staff of fire damage restoration experts who have extensive experience when it comes to helping homes recover from minor, moderate, and even severe fire damage. We understand the fire damage restoration process, from emergency pre-cleaning all the to final deodorization. We have the materials and equipment at our disposal necessary to help your home recover from fire damage quickly and efficiently, minimizing the overall inconvenience to you and your family.
Remember to check those smoke detector batteries and the pressure on your fire extinguishers, and remember that ServiceMaster by ARTec is a phone call away in the unfortunate event you require fire damage restoration services.