Fire damage is never pretty. However, it usually isn't the only damage present. Usually water damage and smoke damage are also present. With the wildfires we've had in Southern California in the past couple of years, even if your home doesn't sustain any fire damage, if it is close enough to the fire it can still sustain smoke damage.
California is a hot spot, both literally and figuratively, when it comes to fires. During the mid and late summer months, valleys and fields can become incredibly dry and susceptible to catching fire, and the long-term drought we've been in has not helped. These fires can be devastating to homes and communities, and it can be difficult to repair and rebuild after a fire. However, certain steps can be taken to make the process of cleaning and restoring easier after a fire.
The Christmas tree, a staple of the holiday season for many San Diegans, can also be one of the most dangerous fire hazards in your home, especially in the current winter dry spell that Southern California is experiencing. Every December Christmas trees account for around 230 house fires throughout the US, with homes in dryer climates being especially at risk. We here at Clean Earth Restorations want to give you some good reasons why you shouldn't drag your feet when disposing of your tree.
Fire is one of the most common causes of damage to homes throughout San Diego County. After the Witch Creek Fire burned through Escondido and Poway in 2007 it took nearly two weeks for restoration crews to get the clear to begin working on damaged structures. Because of this we here at Clean Earth wanted to give you some tips for what you should do if you arrive at your home before a restoration crew.
For the residents of San Diego County, the threat of fire can be a constant source of anxiety. Southern California is one of the most at risk areas for wildfires in the country, especially during a fall/winter dry spell. Knowing how to protect your home properly is an invaluable resource. For this reason we at Clean Earth wanted to take a moment to talk about some of the best ways to protect your property from fire and smoke damage.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration Christmas tree fires are not common, but when they happen they are serious. Clean Earth Restorations offers full service fire damage repair for San Diego residents and businesses.
Did you know that different fires require different fire extinguishers? It depends on what kind of fuel the fire is burning. At Clean Earth Restorations we see a lot of fire damage in our fire restoration work and we think that it's a good idea to remind everyone about the different kinds of extinguishers.
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According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, "A home within one mile of a natural area is in the Ember Zone. Wind-driven embers can attack your home. You and your home must be prepared well before a fire occurs. Ember fires can destroy homes or neighborhoods far from the actual flame front of the wildland fire." These 3 construction choices, made while constructing your new home in an ember zone, will help you avoid San Diego fire damage in wildfire seasons.
- Build your roof from fire resistant materials such as composite, tile, or metal. This may be one of the most important fire defense choices you make.
- Choose outer coverings that resist heat and embers: masonry, brick, stucco, cement.
- Use dual-paned windows with the exterior pane of tempered glass. This helps reduce the chance of breaking during a fire and letting in other burning materials.
Clean Earth Restorations provides fire and smoke damage restoration services to all of San Diego County. Contact us today with your questions or for a free estimate:
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Don't let this be your neigborhood! State drought conditions and this heat wave add up to extra wildfire season danger for San Diego. Fire damage is NOT one of the things you want to add to your upcoming holiday check list. You can help protect your home, business, and neighborhood by making sure you've done the following simple things:
Topics: Fire & Smoke