How to Prevent Fires from Candles this Winter

Brad LackeyDisaster Projects, Fire Damage, Fire Damage Prevention

Fire Damage Restoration by ServiceMaster Restoration Contractors

They’re wonderful gifts and they smell amazing, but candles are very dangerous, especially if nobody’s around. There are a number of potential fire sources within the home or building, especially during the wintertime due to increased heat sources, but fires from candles alone have contributed to millions of dollars in property damage. According to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, fire … Read More

Cleaning Smoke Damage from Brick Surfaces

Brad LackeyFire Damage

Smoke and Soot Removal by ServiceMaster by Restoration Contractors

Fire damage can occur in a variety of unexpected ways, such as a flare-up in your fireplace or a mishap in the kitchen. Smoke and soot damage are difficult to handle because it cannot be removed with regular cleaning products and forms stains on the affected surfaces if ignored long enough. Soot is particularly difficult to remove because of its … Read More

The Dangers of Living in a Smoke-Damaged Home

Brad LackeyFire Damage

Living in a home after it was recently damaged by a fire produces a hazard for everyone. For more than just being uncomfortable, the need for fire damage restoration is crucial as the presence of smoke can cause smoke pollution. Regardless of the size of the fire, the smoke and soot byproducts can spread throughout the home and compromise the … Read More

How to Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

Brad LackeyFire Damage, Fire Damage Prevention, Safety Tips

Your Christmas tree is likely, at present, to be gracing the floor of your living room, adding a merry element to your cozy surroundings. Your majestic tree may be artificial or freshly plucked from a forest floor. You may have hung a delightful series of gorgeous holiday ornaments upon its branches, lending memories and making more. Better yet, your tree … Read More