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Common causes of home fires

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

House Fire Fire on the rooftop of a home in Cedar City

There are several ways that fires can start within your home. As important as house fire prevention is if we were to try to list all of the ways that a fire can start in a home the list would quickly become longer than most people would want to read or be able to remember well. With this in mind, we will cover a few different and more common causes of house fires in this post and more causes in additional posts as well.

Cooking: Overheating pots or pans, cooking with oil, using high temperatures, becoming distracted, and leaving the kitchen unattended are all contributing factors to fires that start while cooking.

Heating Systems: Ways to avoid your heating system becoming the source of a home fire start with proper maintenance such as an annual inspection of your furnace by a qualified technician, and having your chimney cleaned.  It is also helpful to keep portable heaters at a safe distance from flammable material.

Smoking: The use of deep ashtrays can be helpful in avoiding a fire caused by smoking. Ensure that all cigarettes are extinguished before being tossed, keep ashtrays on non-flammable surfaces, and ensure that all cigarettes/embers that may have fallen are removed from any furniture.

 As was mentioned this list of common house fire causes is not all-inclusive. While we always hope that you are not affected by a house fire we know that even when preventative measures are taken house fires still happen.

If you experience a house fire one of the best things that you can do is to call. We have extensive experience with the cleaning and remediation of fire-damaged homes. We also are well versed in working with insurance companies. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

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