A Homeowners Guide to Fire Prevention

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J & B Cleaning- A Homeowners Guide to Fire Prevention

Fires can be extremely devastating in a short period. After a fire, dealing with the loss of personal belongings, potential injuries, and damage to your property is the most challenging part. Therefore, avoiding a fire on your property in the first place is the best course of action. Fire prevention can save you stress, time, and money. Most fires can be prevented with proper fire safety protocol and regular home inspections. If you have suffered a recent fire on your property, you might need a certified fire damage restoration team.

If you have recently sustained fire damage, the fire damage restoration experts at J & B Cleaning are here to help. We even offer 24/7 emergency services. Here are just a few basic hints to help you prevent fire damage in your home!

The Basics of Fire Damage

Many types of fire damage can occur on your property. There are two main categories of fire damage. “Direct damage” refers to any damage caused directly by the flames. In contrast, “secondary damage” is damage caused by smoke and other gases. In any fire, the degree of damage caused will vary depending on the location of the fire, the material involved, and the initial causes of the fire.  

At J & B Cleaning, we can help you tackle all types and degrees of fire damage. Both small and large residential fires are easier to handle with us by your side. We’ll even work with your insurance adjuster throughout your claims process. 

Common Causes of Fires

Fires can be caused by many factors, many of which rely on homeowners implementing innovative, fire-safe practices. Most fires can be prevented with the right actions. However, some fires are beyond your control as a homeowner. In some cases, numerous causes work together to create a fire. 

Some of the most common causes of fires include cooking fires, Christmas light fires, electrical fires, appliance malfunction fires, and fires caused by pets or young children. We will look at some of these in more depth and discuss what you can do to prevent these catastrophes in the first place. 

Fire Prevention As a Homeowner

Kitchen fires, starting from grease or open flame burners, occur regularly because homeowners fail to implement safe cooking practices. Open burner fires are more frequent than oven fires. However, improperly cleaned ovens can also quickly start a blaze. 

To avoid kitchen fires:

  1. Remember to never leave open fires unattended while cooking.
  2. Always turn burners off when not in use.
  3. Never add water to a grease fire.
  4. Keep paper and other objects far away from open flames.

These small tips can help save you much heartache. 

Young children and pets are adorable but can wreak havoc on your home if they accidentally knock over open flames. It may seem silly, but over 7,100 fires are started every year by small children. Neither pets nor children always understand the dangers of open flames and can accidentally start fires quickly. 

Never leave open flames or candles near where pets or children can knock them over. Keep flammables away from the reach of children. Teach children from a young age about the importance of fire safety and implement a regular family fire safety plan. 

Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year. We all love the cheerful decorations, neighborly atmosphere, and beautiful lights. However, when the holiday season comes to an end, old Christmas trees dry out and become brittle. These trees become the perfect hazard for extra warmth from Christmas lights. All it takes is one branch to light before your entire home has gone up in flames. At the end of the Christmas season, permanently remove dead, dried-out trees. Take down your Christmas lights and never leave them running overnight or unattended. 

Finally, your appliances have a higher risk of starting a fire as they age. Regular appliance maintenance can help assess whether your devices are faulty. Dryers and dishwashers start many fires annually. Cleaning lint from your dryer trap can help prevent dryer fires. Replace old appliances to avoid starting unnecessary fires due to breakdowns. 

Fire Damage Restoration Services at J & B 

Now that you understand how to prevent home fires in the future, you can protect your loved ones and assets. However, if you have recently sustained fire damage on your residential property, call J & B, the fire damage restoration professionals of New York. Since 1980, we have provided fire damage restoration in Nassau and Suffolk counties from Manhattan to Montauk. 

After an initial meeting, we will create a fire damage restoration plan tailored to your needs. Then we will demolish any areas of the property that are beyond repair, extract harmful chemicals, remove smoke, and work tirelessly to restore your home. We only use the latest technology, equipment, and methods proven to restore your home. Before we leave, we will conduct a final inspection to ensure there are no remaining damages or hazards on your property. 


Contact Us To Learn More

At J & B, you can always count on us for the highest level of customer service and restoration experience in New York. We offer every customer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you know you are getting the best service around. We are Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited and have a certification from the Institute of Cleaning and Restoration, among other accolades. We are entirely family-owned and operated. If you are ready for a friendly service that can restore your home fast, give us a call today at 631-698-4913.

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