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Keep Your Family and Home Safe from Fire: Fire Damage Repair in Rhinelander, WI Part Two

July 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fire Safety and Fire Restoration Tips for Rhinelander, WI Homes and Businesses

Daily newspapers and evening news broadcasts all too often report the sad details of a family dealing with the devastating aftermath of a house fire. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, residential fires across the country have increased 8% since 2000.

If you live in Vilas or Oneida County, WI, and the unthinkable happens, you and your family can turn to the compassionate and well-trained professionals at ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services (SSRS) for top-notch water damage and fire restoration services in Rhinelander, WI. ServiceMaster SSRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you get back on your feet.

While we are just a phone call away and ready to assist you and your family with fire damage restoration and cleanup, we want to help you prevent a house fire by providing the following six fire safety practices. Please put them into action today!

  • Place fire extinguishers near high-risk areas, such as the kitchen. Revisit the instructions occasionally and teach your family members how to use the extinguishers. This will at least limit fire damage when a fire does occur.
  • Consider instituting a no-smoking rule in your home. Smoke outside and douse cigarette butts with water before disposing of them. Never smoke in bed!
  • Secure a sturdy metal screen in front of a wood-burning fireplace to prevent hot ash from escaping. Allow ashes to cool before disposing of them in a metal container. Fireplaces should be inspected and cleaned annually.
  • Never overload circuits or extension cords. Refrain from placing cords under rugs, over nails, or in high-traffic areas. Replace them when they’re worn-out or frayed. Remember to use one plug per receptacle.
  • When using appliances, follow all manufacturers’ safety precautions. Immediately shut off and unplug appliances that sputter, spark, or emit an unusual odor, and have them professionally repaired or replaced. Unplug them when they’re not in use.
  • Portable space heaters need their space. Keep anything combustible at least 3-ft. away from portable heaters and shut them off before leaving the room or going to sleep.

These fire safety tips, combined with the six presented in last month’s blog, can go a long way toward preventing a devastating house fire. But, if you find yourself needing water, smoke damage, or fire restoration in Rhinelander, WI, give ServiceMaster SSRS a call!

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  • 1 Arden K. McLane // Sep 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

    You’ve taught me a lot with your guide. Thanks for the useful tips. I will do this with my children.

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