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Faulty Wire Fire in Scottsville?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Charlottesville responds to more fire damage emergencies in Scottsville during the winter months than at any other time of the year. Here are some facts about winter fires and some safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • Half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February
  • One in every seven home fires and one in every five home deaths involves heating equipment
  • Plug only one heat-producing appliance (like a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, or space heaters
  • Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away from your home as possible
  • Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month
  • Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least ten feet from your home and any nearby buildings
  • For more information on how to prevent winter fires, visit usfa.fema.gov/winter and www.nfpa.org/winter

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When your Scottsville home or business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Charlottesville has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 434-977-5850.

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