Help Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

Christmas Tree Fires During the Holiday Season   The Holiday Season is traditionally associated with lots of beautiful decorations, including lights, candles, wreaths, and Christmas trees to decorate homes. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Christmas trees, both real and artificial, were the first items ignited in an estimated 300 reported home structure fires […]

Furnace Puffbacks

“Furnace puff-back” is talking about the explosion of soot shooting out into the home. This is due to malfunction in the fire chamber. A furnace is made to join fuel and oxygen in a balanced mix that causes control combustion. When the rate of that is slowed but the fuel is still being injected sudden […]

And You Thought it was Just a Fire 6 of 6

When it comes to fire and smoke mitigation and smoke restoration, look for a professional company that: Conducts all of their work in accordance with industry standards Uses only professional equipment, products and tools Has trained and certified employees Has full insurance coverage Has built-in accountability-(i.e. is a member of a franchise system, or otherwise […]

And You Thought it was Just a Fire 4 of 6

CIRCULATION during a fire is one of the most interesting aspects. “Heat” moves toward “cold.” As areas begin to increase in temperature, they seek out cooler rooms and spaces. Heat is moving toward lower temperatures and seeking atmospheric equilibrium. Even if the heating and air conditioning system is not operating, the smoke/soot will still travel […]

And you Thought it was Just a Fire 3 of 6

OXYGEN rich environments allow for rapid combustion and high heat, consuming materials rapidly. So, if the fire is not put out quickly, the smoke damage and fire damage can be very devastating. Oxygen “poor” environments are a different situation all together. In this instance, the air does not have an “unlimited” oxygen source. Let’s suppose […]

And You Thought if was just a Fire 1 of 6

Restoration of smoke damage and fire damage is a very challenging trade. Every job is unique in that each possesses distinct characteristics and challenges. For starters, each aspect of a fire creates a broad spectrum of variables that tests even the best of mitigation companies, including: the source of the fire the intensity of the […]