With winter upon us, temperatures will be dropping steadily as the cold weather puts a grip on many areas of New Mexico. Being aware of space heater misuse/fire risk is essential to reducing the chance of a fire in the home. With 79 percent of fire deaths caused by space home heaters, according to a report that was
You may be wondering why it's important to keep your exterior pipes from freezing. When water freezes, it expands. That expansion can burst your pipes. Before cold weather strikes, we want to share some measures you can take to prevent freezing pipes outside of your home.
At American Restoration, fire safety is something we take very seriously. We’ve seen the damage both flames and even smoke can do to a household and found that a large number of these fire risks that happen every year are caused during the Christmas season. Why? Two words: dry trees.
Asbestos is a potentially toxic substance that was common in homes built before 1980. It was often found in floor tiles, siding, insulation and more. While it is still used in many products today, including some homes, the dangers of the substance have increased safety measures. The substance is dangerous when disintegrated into microscopic fibrous particles (known as being friable) that float through the air. The particles, when inhaled or ingested, are toxic to people and can cause many health problems, including death.
Having a fire escape plan for your home or business is crucial for fire safety. We here at American Restoration believe that fire danger should always be considered to protect your family/employees and their belongings. A properly developed and implemented plan will mitigate the human and financial cost incurred in a fire and ensure that order and safety are maintained in the event of a fire and aid in fire restoration afterwards.
A fire can be one of the biggest trials a property owner can go through. No matter the source, fire can endanger lives and belongings. Even after the fire is out, you’ll need to consider fire restoration as well. We here at American Restoration believe that having a fire safety plan can protect your assets and your people in the event of a fire and mitigate the impact. Read on for fire safety tips, and what we can do for you!
The season is changing, and we’re feeling the first chilly days of Fall. During the long, hot days of summer, the furnace is often forgotten. It’s likely that no maintenance has been done to this vital piece of equipment during the past few months too. When the cold weather ends, many people don’t realize that they must continue to maintain their furnace, even when it’s not used.
Furnaces are one of the most common causes of house and business fires. To prevent fire danger, check out these items on your unit to make sure it is ready before the cold weather starts:
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Inclement weather can be scary and unpredictable. Storms certainly aren't an exception. If you've just been through a major storm, you need to make a point to meticulously assess your residential or commercial property right after the fact. You never know what kind of damage may have taken place.
Also known as evaporative coolers, swamp coolers are popular ways to keep homes and businesses cool in desert states like New Mexico. It is important to winterize units during the fall before cold weather arrives. Proper maintenance helps avoid flooding, protects building interiors, and extends unit life. Our technicians see it all too often with damaged pipes or improper winterization of equipment.
As we get closer to those cold weather months it is important to re-evaluate your residential or business heat source. You may be unaware of the potential fire dangers of furnaces and portable heaters that are lurking in your home or business. At American Restoration, we want to ensure you are safe and warm this coming winter, so we have compiled a short list of tips to prevent common fire dangers.
An unexpected fire is devastating, can happen in an instant and you could lose everything you own. In the fire you might lose personal and private property, your home or even your business. But what’s worse, is the emotional loss fire can cause. The toll on your family, your finances, and the overall loss can be crippling.