You can’t predict when a fire will occur. You can’t even necessarily stop certain types of fires with any preventative measures—most times they just happen.
You can, however, be aware of the causes, do what you can to prevent the need for fire damage restoration, and use the facts available to make smart choices for your Philadelphia, PA home.
Today we’re going to share some facts about fires. We’ll also add an interpretation of these facts along with measures you can take based on the information.
The top 5 causes of residential fires are:
Cooking (50.8%) – Cooking overshadows most other causes of residential fires. Depending on your lifestyle, you may cook at your Philadelphia, PA home very little or every day. Either way, it’s important to be mindful of your surroundings while you cook.
This means paying attention to your meal and not walking away from it. You can turn the handles of frying pans sideways so they’re not accidentally knocked over as you walk by, or worse, by a child. You can be careful when applying something highly flammable such as oil or grease, which can cause difficult to deal with grease fires.
Heating (10.8%) – Although not entirely preventable, there are some measures you can take to avoid fires caused by heating. First, make sure your heater is up to date. Odds are most of these fires are caused by old heaters. Second, make sure to check on your heater at least annually, preferably having it inspected by a professional.
Electrical (6.4%) – Electrical fires aren’t entire preventable either, but measures can be taken to prevent them such as making sure to never overload electrical sockets with elaborate combinations of power sources like power-strips plugged into power strips with extension cords strewn about the home. If you have an older home, consider having it inspected as well.
Unintentional (6.4%) – This category covers fires that, sort of, just happen. Although these situations are unfortunate, the professionals at ServiceMaster by ARTec will arrive at the scene promptly to restore your Philadelphia, PA home as soon as possible.
Open Flames (4.3%) – Open flame fires are most common during spring and summer when many people barbecue, but can also occur in situations like trying to deep fry a turkey. Again, always be mindful and careful.
Now that we’ve shared the facts about certain causes of fires, let’s share some facts about ServiceMaster by ARTec to show you we’re the fire damage restoration company to choose in the event you do need such services.
30+ years in business – Many businesses tout experience, but experience is especially important in our industry. The decades of experience in owning a fire damage restoration company trickles down to the expert staff members we train. Having dealt with a myriad of situations, we’re equipped to handle fire damage restoration needs for any building in the Philadelphia, PA area.
Quality restoration vendor – Being a ServiceMaster QRV means having to follow best practices from a company with extremely high standards and rigorous testing methods. Not all fire damage restoration companies need to do this to operate. Keep that in mind.
Average site response time – Our team averages a little under two hours to respond to a call for fire damage restoration. Speed is important because of the complex chemical nature of fires. The longer you wait, the worse the damage.
These are just a few of the facts that make us the fire damage restoration company to choose. You can look at our extensive archive of posts that speak to our effort to educate. You can learn of our reputation in the Philadelphia, PA community over the past three decades. You can see the tone in this message—one of care, dedication, and a sense of duty for all our customers.
This is why we share ideas on how to prevent fires as well as tips to remedy them. We come from the position of wishing our services weren’t needed but pride ourselves on being there for you when they are.
If you’re ever in need of our services, please contact us at (610) 626-9002.