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The Common Causes of Home and Business Fire Damage

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

As a home or business owner, it is common to feel like there is much that could be lost. With a bona fide plan and preparation, you can keep your premise safe, particularly when it comes to preventable risks like fires. Fires may lead to destruction of property, incur heavy costs on damages and possible injuries. These devastating occurrences are totally avoidable. Know what mostly causes fires in your home or commercial business and how to prevent them with tips from professionals here at SERVPRO of Torrance.

Typical causes of fire 

  • Electrical Equipment

Electrical appliances can start a fire if they are faulty. An overloaded power point with two adaptable plugs can also start a fire due to overuse. It is advisable to double check the power points and equipment at your premises.

  • Smoking in bedrooms

Statistically, 73% of all house fire fatalities began in a bedroom. Lounges and bedrooms are best to keep out of bounds for smoking. A cigarette that is not put out properly can burst into flames when in contact with flammable materials such as beddings.

  • Naughty Children

Curiosity often leads children to try putting this on fire, just to see what happens. It is important that lighters and matches are kept from their reach to prevent any curiosity turned tragic. Ensure that your children’s room has working smoke alarms and carry out drills with your family so they have an escape plan in case of a fire.

  • Flawed Wiring

Homes or businesses with insufficient wiring are fire starters. Some indicators to check out if you have faulty wiring include: an appliance only works when you have to disconnect another, lights dim when you use other equipment and fuses trip the circuit frequently. It is important to reach out to a licensed electrician to visit and inspect your premises.

Call SERVPRO of Torrance at (310) 320-2112 for an inspection of your property to make sure all potential catalysts of fire damage are minimized.

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