It may seem surprising, but our team provides frequent fire remediation services throughout the Atlanta area—more often than many people may realize. That’s because our service can be provided to clients who have any type of fire or smoke damage—a home doesn’t have to completely burn down to be affected by a fire. Small fires that are contained to a single room or area can still damage drywall or furniture and require professional restoration.

To reduce your risk of ever needing our services to repair your home following a fire, follow these important fire safety tips:
  • Do Not Leave Your Stovetop Unattended

    Before leaving the kitchen area, see to it that your countertop is free from flammable objects (like cooking spray or oil, dish towels, or potholders) and that all burners are completely off. Far too often people think their stoves are off, but they aren’t—and something flammable is near enough that the growing heat causes it to catch fire or combust.

  • Store Propane Properly

    You don’t have to be actively grilling or preparing to grill for propane to pose a fire hazard to your home. Propane is a highly combustible gas that requires special precautions when storing extra tanks, handling your tank, or moving your grill around to avoid a flammable incident. Read all propane tank labels and keep your propane tanks away from heaters or extreme temperatures. Tanks should be kept out of storage areas that can reach above 120o F or below -40o F and should never be kept indoors.

  • Do Not Overwork The Electrical Outlets

    One of the leading causes of fire incidents is caused by a short circuit, most commonly with outlets supplying several wires. Supplying too much electricity through a single outlet, even with a surge protector, can cause the outlet to be overwhelmed and spark an electrical fire. Never use an outlet with exposed wires or placed too close near a wet surface—like an outlet placed above a sink.

  • Keep Trees Trimmed

    It isn’t something you may often consider in regard to fire safety, but overgrown trees and bushes can pose a potential risk in several ways. Falling limbs can knock down power lines or strike the area where power enters your home. Limbs and bushes too close to the home can spread a fire faster across your yard and to your neighbors.