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Jack O' Lantern Mishaps Lead To Fire Damage On Porches In Nashville

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Jack O' Lanterns can be a fire hazard.

Jack O' Lantern Mishaps Lead To Fire Damage

Halloween decorations usually include a carved pumpkin set aglow by a burning candle, and then positioned on the front porch, or elsewhere near the front door, of many Nashville homes. Accidents do occasionally happen, causing a fire to start outside of the home. The entryway of a home in Nashville should always be a safe area for those coming in or leaving home, but a fire can make it dangerous, instead.

When a Nashville home sustains fire damage anywhere, mitigation needs to happen as soon as possible. Not only does your home's exterior now look terrible, but home security plummets when such visible damage on a home exists. Believing the residents might now stay elsewhere, criminals become more likely to attempt breaking in and entering the home. Our activity during our work can also deter those who would otherwise see your home's temporary damage as an invitation.

We know when fire damage compromises your family's safety and security, we need to complete the work involved as quickly as possible. After our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) inspect the exterior, we know which areas need a cleansing of soot, and which areas require replacements. Fire damage can often seem much worse than what it really and cleaning the smoke deposits away can reveal just how much damage really does exist.

If the porch had carpeting, this could ignite and allow the fire to spread very quickly and extremely easily. Because exterior carpeting often has no padding underneath, charring of the floorboards underneath can easily happen. Rebuilding this remains a vital aspect of your porch's restoration.

We clean the ceiling of any soot, as well, and inspect it for damage. Along the same lines, we check any columns or other structural components for damage. Any furniture on the porch can also add fuel to the fire. Getting these items off your porch and inventoried is a step toward complete restoration and making it “Like it never even happened.” Much of the other restoration work's activities depend on the type of siding or other exterior surface on your porch.

Fire damage can happen at any time of the year and in any area of your residence. SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help restore your home's exterior. Contact us at (615) 868-5324 for our round-the-clock services.

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