Common Types of Fires in Your Home
It’s important to be aware of the most common fires that can erupt in your home. More awareness can help keep you and your family safe by being more vigilant and aware of the risks. These are the 4 most common types of fires:
- Kitchen Fires – this is the most common place in the home for a fire to occur because it’s where electricity, water, heat, and grease come together.
- Electrical Fires – these types of fires can be caused from a number of different factors including faulty appliances, improper use of electrical outlets, worn or faulty electrical wiring, and worn out breaker boxes.
- Heater Fires – especially during the colder winter months, this type of fire can cause serious damage if not properly used. Portable heaters that do not have automatic shut offs can overheat and catch nearby items on fire. It is best practice to keep heaters 3 feet away from flammable objects including beds, curtains, couches, and furniture.
- Smoking-Related Fires – Cigarette fires are responsible for about 1,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. These fires are started by embers from the cigarette falling onto flammable materials
If you experience a fire in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus at 804.378.2323.