Chicago (PRWEB) January 06, 2012
All heating equipment does two things the same. They all heat the air and they all can cause fires if not properly used or maintained. “According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment like space heaters, furnaces, wood stoves and fireplaces account for almost 80 percent of fire deaths between 2005-2009”, says Rick Majewski, General Manager of Flood Specialists, Inc., one of Chicago’s largest providers of fire damage repair and water damage restoration services.
Many people take their home heating for granted and do not realize how quickly every possession they have can be destroyed by fire damage. Instead, families huddle around the fireplace or burn wood in their antique wood stove while sipping hot chocolate. Those who do not have these luxuries keep warm with a conventional furnace and a sweater. The less fortunate only have an electric space heater to keep them warm.
Recently, two adults and three children died during a fire that started because of improperly disposed of chimney ashes. The ashes were still hot when thrown into the trash. Rick said, “This could have been avoided if this family understood how ashes can still have hot coals. This is why I am on a mission to educate my Chicago community on fire prevention so they can avoid costly fire damage repair. We've added some helpful tips on our website.” Below are just a few of these tips.
Additional tips can be found on the Flood Specialists website at http://we-restore.com/fire-restoration.html.
Flood Specialists, Inc. is one of the largest providers of water & fire restoration services in Chicago and a leader in the industry. They are able to handle the largest water and fire problems in both commercial and residential properties and provide 24/7 emergency service. For more information about their services, visit http://we-restore.com.
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