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Fire Safety Tips for Shelby, Gastonia & Surrounding Areas

Fires can spread quickly and have devastating results, especially if you don't take precautions. If you want to save your loved ones and prevent or minimize the damage to your belongings, we recommend following these steps to help be more prepared if you do have a house fire.

Fire Safety Tips for Everyone

There are several things to do which may save lives-

  • Install fire alarms: Smoke alarms are your best early warning system in the event of a fire. It is advised to install smoke alarms outside each room and on every level of your home, including the basement. If you sleep with the door closed, install an alarm out of your space. A disabled alarm can't save your life, so check them bi-annually to see if they are working properly. Change out the batteries yearly (because they are notorious for going out in the middle of the night and waking your family with the chirping noise of a low battery alert!)
  • Create an escape plan: The most important thing during a fire event is to escape from the burning place as quickly as possible. So sit with your family and make out an escape plan in advance. Ensure that everyone knows two different exits accessed from all rooms, including windows. Let your entire family practice the whole procedure at least 3-4 times per year.
  • Ensure safety in the kitchen: When you are cooking, keep a close eye on it. Try to keep combustibles out of the area and wear clothing with short, rolled-up, or tight-fitting sleeves. Make sure the pot handles of the stove are out of the kid's reach. Don't let your kids enter the kitchen without supervision. Slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames and switch off the heat source if grease starts to burn in the pan. If you do have a grease fire keep the lid on until the pan is entirely cool. Be sure to have a fire extinguisher that is for kitchens in an accessible area should a fire start. REMEMBER - Grease fires should never try to be put out with water as it could make it worse. 
  • Be mindful of cigarettes: In North America, careless smoking is one of the common causes of fatal fires. Cigarettes or cigarette butts can be harmful if not properly secured before going to sleep or when you're sleepy. Cigarette butts should be soaked in water before being discarded, and smokers should use large, deep, non-tipping ashtrays. Check for smoldering cigarettes around upholstered furniture and cushions if somebody smoked on or around them.
  • Safe electricity usage: Unplug an electric appliance as soon as you see smoke or an odd odor coming from it, then have it serviced before you use it again. Any frayed or fractured electrical cord should be replaced. Do not run any cords underneath the rugs. Use the correct size fuses and avoid tampering with your fuse box. 

Fire can break out at any time. If you are careful enough, you can minimize fire your fire risk or fire damage. If your house faces any fire damage, you can call us at 855-432-2728 or contact us here for expert restoration service. Our service is available in  Shelby, Lincolnton, Gastonia & Surrounding Areas. Experts from American Restoration Disaster Specialists are available 24/7 to respond to any fire damage to your home.

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Drew, Adam and Dusty came out to my house to clean up the fire debris that was left behind my house and they were on time and worked really hard and also helped me find a few personal items that I thought was lost. Great job to these guys.

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Thank you mitigation team - Cameron, Dusty and Steve!. Your quick response and attention to detail to mitigate the damage to our home from a recent house fire is most appreciated. You treated our home as if it were your own which helped calm our nerves and lower our stress during this difficult time. Thank you, thank you!

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Belmont, NC

Our crew arrived quickly to inventory the items in the garage, take photographs of the scene, and share the plan of action with the homeowner. Several priority items were brought back to our warehouse to be cleaned and restored. Though several items were heavily smoked damaged, our team worked hard to restore as much as possible. After taking inventory, the garage was boarded up and secured, so that our reconstruction team could begin their process.

Salisbury, NC

The American Restoration team worked several nights from Midnight to 7am, to minimize interference with normal operations, in order to clean the smoke and soot from the building. Using scissor lifts, our team was able to reach the ceiling and beams to clean off all traces of soot. Our team was able to complete the job in less than a week, helping the client get back up and running as soon as possible.

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American Restoration handled the board up of her home as soon as it was safe to enter, preventing further damage to the property. We cleaned and restored contents, including clothing, shoes, and valuables. We repaired the damages and removed the smoke odor from the home.

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Beware of the common of causes of fire and save your life as well as property. If your house faced severe fire damage call American Restoration Disaster Specialist right away.