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Fire Damage Cleanup – Amherst, NH 03031

Written by jsolloway on . Posted in Blog, Case Study, soot and fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), in 2015, there were over 1.3 million fires reported in the United States with roughly $14 billion dollars in property damage. This devastating disaster can strike a home or business at any time, oftentimes without warning, leaving property owners feeling overwhelmed, panicked and uncertain of what the next steps are. Whether your home or business falls victim to a fire, soot or smoke damage, Soil-Away Restoration Services are here for you! Amherst, New Hampshire (NH) home and business owners have been trusting Soil-Away—a family owned and operated firm— for over 25 years with all their fire damage needs. Contact Soil-Away’s 24/7 emergency line today to get back what fire damage has taken from you.

Candles Can Create More Than a Relaxing Glow

The Amherst couple was abruptly awoken by their dog barking right before midnight. Following the dog’s sounds to the downstairs living room, the couple immediately noticed glowing orange and red flames that were rapidly engulfing their living room curtains. Immediately, the distraught couple contacted 911, where the local fire department was dispatched out to their home. After the fire was put out by firefighters, the couple was left feeling puzzled, overwhelmed and utterly confused as to what caused this unexpected disaster. After examining the living room and area where the fire originated, the firefighters were able to pinpoint exactly where the source of the fire came from: a candle.

Candle Fires Can Equal Fire Damage

According to the NFPA, roughly 3% of all reported home fires are from candles. Over 10% of reported candle fires including people who have fallen asleep. For the Amherst couple, they had forgotten about the lit candle in their living room that was on an end table near the curtains, until their dog starting barking just before midnight. With candle fires claiming NH homes each year, it is essential to learn what safety precautions you can take to keep your home and family safe such as:

  • Keep candles about 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to sleep.
  • Use candle holders that are durable and will not get knocked over.
  • Do not light candles near any loose clothing or items that can catch fire.
  • Do not let a candle burn too close to the bottom, as this can cause the base or holder to catch fire.
  • Consider using flameless candles.

Visit the NFPA website to learn more about the dangers of candles, and what you can do to ensure your home or business is safe.

Soil-Away-The Fire Damage Restoration Company

Soil-Away’s fire, soot and smoke damage experts understand how difficult and overwhelming fires are to NH home and businesses. We are here to make this time less-stressful for you by proving prompt, trustworthy and professional fire damage cleanup services. Soil-Away is a family-owned and operated business that is IICRC master-certified and has over 25 years of restoration and cleanup experience. We work closely with insurance companies during the remediation process. The goal is to ensure a smooth and easy process, so you can get back to the things that matter most. Contact the fire damage cleanup experts today at 603-641-6555.
Written by: K. Gnatowski

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