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Fire Myths...DEBUNKED

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Surge Protector on Fire Make sure NOT to overload your surge protectors.

Fires can be nice, warm, and cozy especially with a fireplace or campfire, but they can also be extremely dangerous, wreak havoc on forests, homes, and businesses. Regardless of your home or business is effective from damages of a fire, you need to protect yourself, your family, and your property.

Fire damage can start from the spark of a lighter to a lightning strike. 4 Fire Myths people need to know:

  1. Smoke Detectors are enough. That’s true. Smoke detectors provide an early warning.
  2. Sprinklers Will Cause More Damage. That’s true. The Sprinklers nearest the flame will activate.
  3. Electrical Malfunctions Cause Fires. That’s true. Cooking causes more house fires than anything. Heating is second.
  4. Flames Post Largest Potential for Damage. That’s true. Flames cause great damage, but it's important to remember that smoke is just as destructive. Smoke is full of toxic chemicals.

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities hopes this helps you. Don’t forget to have an evacuation plan in place before a fire starts. It’s always better to be prepared. If a fire disaster happens, before you risk further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the professionals at SERVPRO of the Quad Cities. We are available 24-7.

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island | (309)797-1199
SERVPRO of Muscatine | (563)264-8661

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