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Jackson Fire Damage - Measures Against Fire Damage in Jackson

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Fire damage in Jackson can be a challenging and lengthy process.

Measures Against Jackson Fire Damage

Safeguarding against fire damage in Jackson can be a challenging and lengthy task, but will pay off in the end with every valuable and product saved by your measures. You don't have to lose everything in a large fire -- or even much at all -- so long as significant measures are taken against future fires. Here are some tips towards reducing the damage fire can do to your home or business.
Keep Valuables in a Safe
If you have prized documents or items that are susceptible to fire damage and can't live without them, investing several hundred dollars in a large, sealed, full metal safe may be an excellent solution. Fire can't really burn through solid metal, and so long as the container is sealed, there will also be little oxygen contained within to ignite on its own. Purchasing and maintaining a safe for your valuables can be an excellent investment, as well as good protection against burglaries and other types of natural disasters. A combination lock safe may be the best choice so that the key can not be misplaced.

Minimize the Use of Wooden Cabinets
Wooden cabinets and containers are often the most abundant in a home or business. They are cheap, sturdy, and aesthetically pleasing, and so end up being quite popular. Simply put, these wooden containers are highly flammable, and will all but guarantee the complete destruction of contents within in the event of a fire. Minimize the use of these cabinets, and never keep other important flammable objects or materials within them. The potential for loss is just too great. Luckily, metal and even stone cabinets have become architecturally viable in many homes, so making this transition may be easier than you think.
Don't Pack Things Together
Cluttered, packed homes are often the worst hit by fires. High concentration of flammable materials in one area can lead to large and engulfing flames, hastening and worsening the fire damage of a home or business. Minimizing clutter, trash, and disorganized items and spaces go a long way towards fixing these issues. If you find this to be a prominent issue in your business, there may be even more reasons to reduce the clutter, such as conformity to fire codes and pleasing aesthetics for customers and workers. Keep the clutter down, and you can only improve your home or business' safety against fires.
If you've endured any sort of fire damage recently and are in need of restoration services or advice, please do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Rexburg / Rigby at (208) 356-0263.

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