Autumn Fire Damage
As the last official month of summer is nearing its end, fall is right around the corner. Some people may be ready for temperatures to drop a bit, while others want the warm weather to last forever. But what we all want is to have a fun and safe autumn season. There are many ways that fire and smoke damage can occur during this season, especially in the beginning.
Everyone likes to have a clean lawn. Many people will turn to brush piles to eliminate fallen sticks and branches that they have cleared from their lawn. When doing this, make sure to maintain a safe distance whenever possible. Make sure that your fire is a safe distance from trees and other flammable structures. Have plenty of buckets of water to use in case the flames begin to spread.
As temperatures cool down, many people will begin to have fires in their backyard more frequently. They are a nice way to relax with friends or family during the season. Embers can easily float up and land on trees, your house, or neighboring houses. Avoid having an outdoor fire if there is any significant wind in the area.
More people begin to cook inside during the fall season. Always practice safe habits like cleaning your oven regularly and using safe cooking methods. Smoke damage in your home can cause discoloration and odors that can persist for a long time.
It is important to contact a fire damage restoration professional as soon as the fire is over to help limit and remediate the damage. SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had fire damage to their property. If you have any type of fire or smoke damage, call us immediately at 203.324.1642.