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We understand the pain and loss associated with fires and we vow to stand by your side throughout the entire fire damage restoration process.

When your home or business experiences a fire, both the structure and everything inside are at risk. Even after a fire is extinguished, residual smoke can pose ongoing risks to your health and property. Only experienced professionals can effectively handle fire restoration work.

Covered employs a team of professionals who are trained to handle even the most complicated fire cleaning and restoration work. Our fire and smoke damage cleanup includes 24-hour board-up, temporary heat if necessary, content cleaning, re-painting walls, and floor restoration.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Damage

How do I maintain my fire alarm?

A properly working smoke alarm can alert people inside the house/facility to ensure the best chance of getting everyone out quickly and safely. Here are some tips for fire alarm safety:

Any fire drill tips?

Escape routes and fire drills should be practiced with your family/employees. Mock fire drills with your children, warning them of such things as hot doorknobs and staying low to the ground to avoid breathing in the smoke, could be life-saving. Material items can be replaced, your family can not! Here are some fire drill tips:

Tweak the plan as necessary: Who may be capable of sleeping through the alarm? Make sure that an escape plan is in place for physically disabled occupants, children, and pets.

Purchase a folding ladder in case an escape through an upper window is necessary.

Make sure that your family meet-spot is far enough away from your house

What are some tips for fireplace safety?

Have your chimney inspected and cleaned every year by a professional

If you have a glass door fireplace covering, leave it open while the fire is burning. This ensures that the fire gets enough air to keep creosote from building up in the chimney. Creosote build-up can block your chimney, causing a chimney fire.

Use a metal screen for fireplaces that don't have a glass door covering

Clear the area around the hearth of flammable items

Never use flammable liquids such as lighter fluid to start your fire.

Only use dry wood - soft, moist wood speeds up creosote buildup in your chimney

Allow hot ashes cooling time before you dispose of them

Never leave a fire in your fireplace unattended and always put the fire out before you go to bed or leave your home

What are some tips for space heater safety?

Always place any portable heating devices at least three feet away from flammable objects

Never leave your home or go to bed without turning off your space heater

Never dry wet clothes over a space heater

Check the cord and outlet periodically, if it feels hot, turn it off

What are some safety tips for liquid/gas burning heaters?

Always vent to the outside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Follow manufacturers' instructions very closely

Always allow the heaters to cool down before you refuel them

Never refill these heaters inside your home

What are some safety tips for wood stoves?

How to prevent holiday fires:

Christmas Trees:

Lights & Decorations:

Any candle safety tips?

Make sure candles are in a stable candle holder

Place candles where they can't be easily knocked down

Never put candles on your Christmas tree

Never leave candles unattended

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