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Can Appliance Maintenance Prevent the Need for Fire Damage Restoration?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

Overloaded power strip; cords catching fire and beginning to burn Overloaded outlets are a common source of fire damage. Inspect your outlets often.

Los Angeles Residents Can Reduce the Need for Fire Damage Restoration with Regular Appliance Maintenance

People living in Los Angeles are often busy. The rushed pace of life means that some household tasks might get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. It is easy to keep up with everyday cleaning or perform visible maintenance tasks and forget less apparent jobs.

No one in Los Angeles wants to deal with fire damage restoration. The aftermath of a fire is often smelly, costly, and distressing.

Why is appliance maintenance essential?

Electrical appliances are a fire hazard. However, most devices are perfectly safe if they are well-maintained.

Checking your appliances can help reduce the risk of fire damage to your home. It does not take an extended length of time, and it is worth the small amount of time spent when you consider the cost and inconvenience of a home fire.

Which tasks should I carry out?

Here are some tasks SERVPRO recommends you carry out regularly:

  • Inspect all electrical cords for signs of fraying or damage
  • Ensure all appliances are working correctly – if one is sparking or malfunctioning you must either dispose of it safely or fix it immediately
  • Keep ovens and hobs clean and in good working order.
  • Stay up to date with professional heating and boiler checks.

Make these tasks part of your regular house cleaning schedule, so you do not forget them. Preventing a fire now is much better than dealing with the aftermath of one.

How can SERVPRO help if there is a disaster?

Sometimes even if you are careful, fire breaks out. In the event of a fire, our teams arrive on the scene quickly. Our aim is always to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Fire damage restoration can be messy and even dangerous due to nasty chemicals, or structural weaknesses. We equip our team members to handle any size of fire and to do so safely and efficiently.

Our teams take care of everything:

  • Initial assessment
  • Cleaning all surfaces
  • Fixing structural issues resulting from the fire
  • Deodorizing your home

You do not need to feel uneasy about a thing – we have got it in hand.

For help with fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654.

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