Common Fire Hazards to Watch Out For
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly 80 percent of structural fires in the United States affect residential properties. Both home and business fires are a common reason to need restoration services in Flagstaff, AZ like what’s offered by Mammoth Restoration. Below, we focus on some of the common fire hazards to watch out for.
Cooking and Improper Handling of Grease Fires
Cooking-related activities present an assortment of fire hazards, including ones related to splashed grease or “forbidden” items like aluminum or metal put into a microwave. Reduce your risk of needing fire damage restoration in Flagstaff, AZ for a kitchen fire by being alert when cooking and smothering grease fires instead of using water.
It’s also common for fires to be related to electrical problems. Be especially mindful of overloaded circuits, cords that are worn or visibility damaged, or electrical equipment with shorts or other malfunctions. Also, make sure any electrical work is done by a qualified electrician.
Faulty Heating Equipment
About third of house fires are related to space heaters, according to the NFPA. With heating equipment, also watch out for anything flammable placed too close to a furnace and be diligent about heating system maintenance.
More than 7,000 smoking-related fires occur each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Minimize the risk of needing restoration services in Flagstaff, AZ for this reason by using wide, sturdy ashtrays, smoking outside whenever possible, making sure to snub cigarettes out completely after smoking, and keeping lighters and matches out of reach of children. Additional fire hazards to watch out for include:
- Old wiring
- Laptops and other frequently used electronic devices
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Mammoth Restoration is the restoration company in Flagstaff, AZ you can turn to for prompt, thorough restoration services. Our restoration capabilities also include:
- Fire and smoke restoration
- Water damage restoration in Flagstaff, AZ
- Mold remediation and removal
Contact us today about our emergency restoration services in Flagstaff, AZ, as well as our other restoration solutions.
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Mammoth Restoration works with home and business owners throughout Flagstaff and Northern Arizona, insurance companies, the State of Arizona, various law enforcement entities, and other licensed contractors. Call us today for your restoration and remediation needs.
Mammoth Restoration works with home and business owners, insurance companies, the State of Arizona, various law enforcement entities, and other licensed contractors