4 Holiday Fire Prevention Tips
Posted in Fire Damage, on December 16, 2021
Despite it being the season of giving and joy, smoke damage restoration in Edmonton is needed more frequently this time of year. Unfortunately, it's easy for Edmontonians and the rest of Canada to let their guard down when it comes to preventing fires sparked by holiday decorations. Structure fires caused by Christmas trees or other festive ornaments are more common than you think.
If your home is impacted by a fire this holiday season, smoke damage repair services will get your property into safe, livable conditions, quickly and effectively. From packing up your belongings and content cleaning to restoration and reconstruction, Canada’s Restoration Services is equipped to help.
Stay vigilant this holiday season and prevent the need for smoke damage restoration in Edmonton.
When it comes to home Christmas tree fires, almost half are due to electrical distribution or lighting gear strung along the tree. Decorative lights account for sparking many home Christmas tree fires, which occur mostly in December and January. Most home Christmas tree fires start in the living room, so it’s important to place your tree away from a heat source such as a fireplace. Avoid resting a candle near the tree as well, as this can also lead to the tree catching on fire.
Structure fires sparked by holiday decorations – excluding the ones that thread your Christmas tree – can not only lead to the need for fire and smoke damage repair in Edmonton, but it can also result in fatalities and huge restoration expenses. Home decoration fires typically occur in December. In most cases, decorations catch on fire due to a close heat source. The majority are sparked by candles, while some are caused by cooking, electrical distribution and lighting gear, and heating equipment.
While the peak day for home cooking fires is Thanksgiving, both Christmas and Christmas Eve trail not too far behind. Cooking equipment during the holiday seasons accounts for one in five home structure fires. Once again, leaving a decoration too close to a kitchen's heat source or cooking equipment are the main factors in holiday-cooking related fires. Even if you put the fire out quickly, the damage can be toxic. To be safe, contact the experts at Canada’s Restoration Services for smoke damage repair.
Candles are the leading source in fires sparked during the holiday season. Christmas day is the peak for candle-related fires, accounting for around 2.5 the daily average. Three times out of five, candle-related fires are started when an easily flammable object – whether it be holiday decorations to furniture, bedding or curtains – is placed in close proximity to the candle. Even a seemingly minor candle fire may require smoke damage restoration in Edmonton.
Repairing Smoke Damage
If you find yourself in need of smoke damage repair in Edmonton this holiday season, contact Canada’s Restoration Services, an experienced and trusted home restoration company. We understand that fire and smoke damage repair is a sensitive and vulnerable time.
Smoke Damage Repair at Canada's Resoration Services
At Canada’s Restoration Services, a fire damage specialist will assess the damage and decide what the appropriate scope of work will look like. Throughout the restoration process, a dedicated manager will oversee the project to ensure that the line of communication is clear.