Preventing fire damage in your home is crucial to the safety of your loved ones. They are dangerous and traumatic, and the recovery can be costly and time-consuming. 

Many of the most common fires can be prevented by following standard safety practices, and that’s good news. 

WHAT ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS TO HELP AVERT A HOUSE FIRE?

  • Who doesn’t love to light candles and leave them burning to add a pleasant scent to the home? Be sure to extinguish when you leave the room, however. Manage a fire in the fireplace or fire pit in the same way. A spark or a falling piece of burning wood can start a house fire in a matter of seconds, so eliminate such a risk by practicing fire safety. 
  • Be careful with your electrical and extension cords. Plugging too many items in one outlet can overload your circuitry. The use of damaged electrical cords can also create a hazard. Make sure extension cords are carrying the electrical load they are designed for. Check the documentation that comes with your equipment to see what the proper load should be before use. Be sure to purchase the right kind of cords for use indoors or outdoors.
  • Neglecting to watch over food cooking is one of the top causes of home fires; burning food can also cause smoke damage and unhealthy fumes. Turn off the elements if you have to leave the room. Be especially cautious when cooking with grease or oils. If a stovetop fire does occur, use the proper procedure to use in putting the fire out. Throwing water on a grease fire will cause the flames to explode across the area. 

HOW CAN A GENERAL CONTRACTOR HELP ME RECOVER FROM FIRE DAMAGE? 

A general contractor will be able to assist you with recovery from a house fire in every affected area:

  • moving and restoration of contents
  • carpentry
  • painting 
  • masonry
  • electrical 
  • plumbing 
  • HVAC

The recovery process we follow here at AGC is designed to get you back to normal as quickly as possible. 

If the worst happens, always remember that Ascension General Contractors is here to help. We are proud to be able to serve our Nashville community as full-service repair specialists. Our experienced, dependable, licensed, insured, and fully bonded staff will streamline your repairs as soon as cleanup is finished to minimize downtime. 

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