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Understanding Residential Fires

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

To stop a fire from spreading, you need to eliminate one or more of the 3 points of the triangle.

A fire can start in a number of ways, but they usually fall into one of two categories: fires caused by heat igniting combustible materials, and those caused by chemical reactions.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are more than 350,000 home fires in the U.S. each year, leading to around 2,000 deaths.

A spark from a lighter can get a fire going, but many times fires are sparked by things like poor electrical wiring, a stove that hasn’t been turned off or a candle that’s been left unattended.

Keeping a fire going, requires three things:

Fuel [something to burn – wood, paper, oil, coal, etc.]

Oxygen – which is already in the air around us


If there is ample supply of these three entities, a fire can continue indefinitely. This is what makes a fire so dangerous.

So, how do you put a fire out?

To stop a fire from spreading, you need to eliminate one or more of the 3 points of the triangle. Most home owners do not own a fire extinguisher. What makes these devices so important and necessary is that they do exactly that, they remove the 3 ingredients for a fire. They cool off heat and smother the flame preventing oxygen from contacting the fuel. This allows the fire to be completely put out.
But what happens if you didn’t have this and you experience a fire loss?

That’s where SERVPRO of Pompano Beach comes in. Our trained experts are here to help restore your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible. We know that precious photos, memorabilia and other sentimental items in your home can never be replaced, but we are here to refurbish and restore your home so that you can begin to rebuild those precious memories.

Some of the fire services we provide are:

Debris removal and hauling away

Soot cleaning from restorable surfaces such as walls, floors, ceilings and non-porous furniture
Soft content cleaning – clothing, bedding and other linens and some furniture.

Deodorizing to remove odors caused by smoke infiltration.

Air duct cleaning

Carpet cleaning or removal when necessary

We at SERVPRO have 50 years in the restoration business to best serve you, your home and your business in times when you need it most.

Call us today! SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 We’re here to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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