Most Common Types of Fire
The 4 Most Common Types of Fire
While a fire can start anywhere at any time, below is a list of the top four most common causes of fires. This information may even help you to prevent starting a fire.
1. Kitchen fires are the most common type of fire. Whether it is from burning food, grease, or an electrical problem, often all three can cause a fire. Grease is the major cause of a fire it can grow and spread quickly, getting out of control and spreading to other rooms of your home, before the fire department arrives.
2. Electrical fires are the second most common type of house fire. When you have electricity and water it can be bad. Often, if the wiring is old or not grounded a fire can start and someone can be electrocuted. Electrical fires can be caused by several different things, including old wiring, faulty wiring, broken or old breaker boxes, faulty appliances, and the improper use of outlets.
3. During the cold winter months’ portable heaters and electric blankets start their fair share of fires. If you must use a portable heater make sure you one that has a timer and an automotive shut-off. In place of electric blankets try using a heavy quilt.
4. Smoking is the fourth leading cause of fires. If you can smoke outside and make sure you put your cigarette out before going back inside your home. People fall asleep smoking more often than most people can imagine there are nearly a thousand deaths a year in the United States, because of smoking not to mention the loss off property. It does not take much for an ember off the tip of a cigarette to catch a chair, couch, rug, or curtains on fire, so be extra cautious when smoking in your home.
You can’t always prevent a fire especially an electrical one due to poor or faulty wiring or appliances. So, when you have the option to use extreme caution such as smoking or cooking please do so!
Here at SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford no matter the type of fire loss or residue left, our highly trained professionals understand the behavior of smoke and the cleanup processes to best utilize during fire restoration services. We are ready for whatever happens 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 817-595-0004.
Thunderstorms and Severe Weather
Thunderstorm in DFW Airport.
Be Prepared for Thunderstorms and Severe Weather
- Educate yourself on the local community’s emergency warning system for severe thunderstorms. (NBC-DFW-WEATHER, CBS-DFW-WEATHER)
- Discuss thunderstorm safety and lightning safety with all members of your household.
- Decide with members of your household a safe place in your home for members to gather during a thunderstorm.
- Make a list of items to bring inside in the event of a severe thunderstorm.
- Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed and remove damaged branches.
- Protect your animals by bringing them inside your home.
- Family & emergency contact information.
- Copies of personal documents.
- One gallon of water per person in house hold.
- Food items that are non-perishable and easy-to-prepare.
- Medications and medical devices.
- First aid kit
- Battery-powered (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Cell phone with chargers
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Fire Damage Services
Damage caused by a fire is a devastating time for you and your family and your home. SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford has the water and fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time. After the departure of the fire department, your home may suffer from water damage caused by fire departments efforts in extinguishing the fire. Our professionals will handle your belongings and home with the utmost respect and walk you through the process. Our technicians specialize in handling fire and water damage and to quickly restore your home.
Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.
We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster
We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help with fire or water damage. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.
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SERVPRO Storm Response
SERVPRO Storm Response
The team here at SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford is ready for whatever happens, no matter the time, night or day. When it comes to fire & water damage, our professionals work endlessly to make sure our customers are happy and that we walk them through each step of the cleaning process.
We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists
As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.
We're Faster to Any Size Disaster
When a storm hits your home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.
We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters
We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.
Locally Owned and Operated
SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a storm event or flooding emergency, we are in the area and ready to help.
Have Storm or Flood Damage?
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Water Damage and Causes
Commercial Water Damage
Many business owners and property managers forget that severe weather is not the only cause for water damage and flooding. Here are some typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.
One of the more obvious ways that you can tell that your building has water damage is seeing water leaking from your roof. Your roof might need to be resealed or it does not drain properly. If you notice a leak, even a small one, get it fixed ASAP.
2. Malfunctioning Sprinkler Systems
If you have an older building, sometimes the sprinkler systems work with the fire protection systems. You need to check the system to make sure that it is not faulty or in need of replacement to prevent unnecessary water damage.
3. Broken Pipes/Plumbing
During colder weather, it is more possible for pipes to break if you don’t continually run water through them. You need to take care of all pipes to make sure none of them burst.
4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at 817-595-0004.
Commercial Loss and Client Benefits
Commercial Loss and Client Benefits
Choosing SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford for your commercial damage mitigation accrues you benefits not limited to:
- Working with you to tailor the solution to you, priding ourselves in accurate and straightforward communication.
- SERVPRO trained and experienced technicians sets us apart from the competition, we are the leader in commercial damage mitigation.
- Every large commercial loss is supervised by a SERVPRO operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.
- The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.
Your property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. When your commercial property has been impacted by fire or water damage, you need professional help. Every hour spent on fire or water mitigation is lost revenue and productivity for your business. When you need professional cleaning and mitigation services, we have trained professionals and resources you need to get your property back to business quickly.
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Tips to Avoid Mold Damage
Tips to Avoid Mold Damage
The fact that mold is unpleasant and can have a musty odor isn’t the only reason to be wary when you first notice it in your home or office. Mold growth occurs when the moisture content of a space is too high for too long. There’s a natural amount of mold spores normally present in most environments, but if the moisture level in a water-damaged environment isn’t promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. Why should all this matter to you? Excessive mold growth can lead to harmful indoor environmental conditions. Learning as much as you can about mold can be your best defense.
SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford professionals handle water damage every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread after a 48-hour period. Organic materials found inside buildings, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation provide food sources for mold to flourish. If your property has sustained recent water damage, it’s vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly, as well as be on alert for the following:
- The presence of visible mold
- Strong musty odors
- Evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth
- Excessive humidity
SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford is Here to Help!
If you think you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford 817-595-0004. Our trained and licensed technicians in mold remediation will examine your structure for any visible signs of mold. If mold is found, you will be asked to approve and sign a work authorization form prior to any mold clean up or related work being performed. The technician may also recommend you leave the affected area where the mold cleanup and associated contained processed is being safely completed.
Helping to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Winter Storm Advisory for North Texas
Winter Storm Liam
Winter weather advisories for the threat of snow, freezing rain and sleet have also been issued from North Texas and Eastern Oklahoma into the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic. At this time, winter weather advisories are not in effect for the downtown neighborhoods of Dallas-Fort Worth, but are in effect for the northern suburbs.
Winter Storm Preparedness: Prevent Frozen Water Pipes
Winter storms don’t happen very often in Dallas; however, cold weather does come to town. That being said,
The National Severe Storms Laboratory categories a winter storm as having snow, sleet, or freezing rain. In North Texas we can see any of this type of precipitation. When the temperature is below freezing, and precipitation is in the forecast, SERVPRO of Hurst, Euless, Bedford knows what types of calls to expect: water damages.
How Water Pipes Freeze and Break
A water damage during a winter storm happens when your pipes freeze. When water freezes, it expands and creates pressure inside the pipe, which can cause it to break. The pipes that are most likely to freeze are those outside the home that are exposed. Other vulnerable pipes are those indoors that don’t have access to heat, like those under your kitchen cabinets or in the garage.
Indoor Frozen Pipe Prevention
Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses. Detaching the hose allows water to drain from the pipe. Otherwise, a single hard, overnight freeze can burst either the faucet or the pipe it's connected to.
Insulate pipes or faucets in unheated areas. If you have pipes in an unheated garage or cold crawl space under the house, wrap the water pipes before temperatures plummet. Hardware or building supply stores will have good pipe wrapping materials available.
Allow steady water flow. In some places you're advised to leave a steady drip or pencil-lead-thin stream of water flowing from a bathroom faucet during the worst of a cold spell.
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Can You Save Your Beautiful Carpet From Mold When It Get’s Wet in Hurst-Euless-Bedford?
SERVPRO’s Fast Response can Help Prevent Mold Infestation
It doesn’t take much for a rug to get wet. In rare instances the culprit can be extreme weather or run-off after a storm, more often the cause is a broken pipe or appliance is enough to thoroughly soak a carpet through. Once this does happen there is a genuine concern that you might be facing mold growth in the near future. Mold is a fungus that thrives off of moisture and an organic food source for sustenance. Carpet fibers are an excellent food source for mold, once fungus gets into your carpet, it is difficult to get it out again.
The best way to save your beautiful carpet from mold damage after it gets wet in Hurst-Euless-Bedford is to call SERVPRO at once. The key to saving floor coverings from microbial growth is to dry them out quickly and thoroughly, not allowing the spores a chance to grow. Our technicians are IICRC certified and have the equipment and skills to dry your carpet fast.
On arrival, we begin by extracting as much water from your carpet as possible. We use specialized tools and make several passes over the affected area because we understand that thorough extraction is key to the success of the drying process.
Once extraction is complete, our next step is to dry your carpet. SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford will use up to three different kinds of air movers strategically placed to move air over the area and wick out what moisture is left. We also use dehumidifiers to lower the moisture levels in the air and hasten the drying process.
We understand that thorough drying is the only protection against mold growth. To make sure we dry your carpet and structure up to its dry standard we use a range of equipment including moisture meters and moisture probes to measure the moisture content continuously through the drying process.
If your carpet gets wet, do not put your home or carpet at risk for microbial growth! Call SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford, we are always here to help! Our phones are answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Do you know how to shut off the water at your work?
When something goes wrong at work usually our first instinct is to call the boss or maintenance. What happens if they happen to be in a meeting or out of the office if you suddenly find yourself with water going everywhere and you need to locate the water shut off, where do you even start?
SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford can help commercial properties in preplanning for a water, fire or storm disaster. By having a plan of action in place prior to any event and including it into your regular training at your office you can help minimize the damage and cost if an unplanned water or fire event happens. SERVPRO, as a free service to any commercial property in Hurst-Euless-Bedford, would love the opportunity to work with you and create an Emergency Ready Profile. It will contain all the critical information to help minimize damages and provide the resources for the employees of the company with property details and information.
Call your local SERVPRO of Hurst-Euless-Bedford to set up an appointment to meet with one of our highly trained representatives, we are always here to help!
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