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Many Of The Dangers Fire Damage Holds For Your Goodlettsville Home

5/19/2016 (Permalink)

Safety is Primary When Dealing With a Home Fire - During and After

In any fire, regardless of the actual source of the fire, many things can happen. Nashville fire damage in your home should not be treated as an afterthought. Of all things that can and do happen, not too many of them are good, so a quick look helps you understand this.

The flames that can engulf your home or even just a few parts of it can cause things, such as smoke, soot, often greasy, to become airborne and infiltrate throughout the structure. Heat and fire cause many chemicals to be released from carpets and many other synthetic fabrics and building materials.

Furnishings burn, decorations melt, and all of this adds to the odors from those gasses released from those fabrics, along with the insulation. The earthy, fairly musty smell from all of the water that used to put the fire out will also be present. Smell also presents the very real possibility that different molds begin to use that water to take hold and initiate the process that may take over a significant portion of your home.

All of this water, mold and fire damage in your Nashville home must be handled in a proper way to return your house to a livable condition.

There are, of course, things that you can do to help prevent your being hurt or killed during this time which is also a very real possibility as there are more than 12,600 people injured and 2,500 people that die in home fires every year, across the United States.

First, remember that fire is fast. It only takes as little as 30 seconds for a flame to get out of control. The thick, black smoke permeates your home and make it impossible to see or know where anything is, even in a house you have been living in for years and years. It is that intimidating. This timeline does not allow you to gather up all sorts of stuff you would like to save. There is time for getting out if you do it carefully.

Another thing to remember is that fire is, of course, HOT. In the five minutes, it can take to engulf your home totally; the floor temperature may be sitting at 100 degrees, but at your breathing level, it could 600 degrees. It can sear your lungs and cause much damage to skin, eyes, and all extremities.

Fire alarms are the best idea to have installed before you think you need them. They can be life saving and prevent fire damage near Nashville.

Smoke alarms should be placed outside and inside bedrooms.

If one of them goes off, get up and out, staying as close to the cooler floor as possible. Do not try to stop and call anyone; Do not try to stop and gather anything, other than the kids.

If your Nashville home has suffered from fire damage, please call SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville for 24/7 help. We proudly serve the greater Nashville, Goodlettsville and Madison areas with professional, timely and friendly water, mold and fire-related problems for many years. Our phone number is (615) 868-5324.

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