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Preventing Fire and Fire Damage from Matches in Mt. Vernon

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

close up of burning match Mt. Vernon and Fire Damage Are No Match for SERVPRO Restoration

SERVPRO Is Ready for Restoration Following Fire Damaging Occurrences

Humans are fascinated by fire. Unfortunately, this fascination can happen at a young age, especially when a child has access to matches or a lighter. The leading cause of death by fire for young children is children playing with fire. What are the dangers in Mt. Vernon of children playing with matches? 

House fires and fire damage in Mt. Vernon are one concern for children playing with matches. Your home can easily catch fire if a matchstick meets flammable materials like carpeting, clothing, newspapers, or draperies. These fires have the capability of trapping your family inside, leading to smoke inhalation and burns, and in the worst-case, death. 

When your home has suffered through a fire, our SERVPRO staff can help you put your home back together again. We are professionally trained and IICRC certified to clean up damage from fire, including damage done by firefighters. 

Many fires started by children playing with matches are lit outside. Windy or dry conditions can quickly turn into a massive fire, especially if located near forests or dry brush. Children are often not knowledgeable on how to put the fire out while it is still small enough to be contained, and might not report the fire, so they do not get in trouble. 

Having open communication with your children about playing with matches and fires is essential in preventing these accidents from happening. Children should be taught that lighters and matches are not toys and should only be handled by adults. Once they grow old enough to use matches, show them how to use them appropriately and dispose of them after they are blown out. Lighters and matches should never be readily available to children.

When an accident does happen, SERVPRO is the one to contact. We have the tools and knowledge to clean up and repair the damages done to your home after the fire is out. 

Please do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Merrimack after a fire. The longer you wait, the more damage can occur from soot and smoke residues, so give us a call at (603) 262-9293 if you reside in the areas of Amherst, Milford, or Merrimack.

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