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Overloading an Outlet Can Cause Fire Damage to Your Home

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Electrical fires in South Orlando - cartoon image of the outlet If you have fire damage from an electrical fire, call SERVPRO of South Orlando.

SERVPRO Has What it Takes to Restore your South Orlando Home From Fire Damage

People in South Orlando increasingly find themselves with not enough outlets in their homes for usage. Either as a primary power source or to charge the battery, the number of available outlets in older homes rarely suffices. When too few outlets exist, extension cords, extra outlets, and plug adaptors become used more frequently in a home, fire damage often happens due to overloading electrical systems. Although this may seem unlikely to younger family members, the dangers posed in plugging too many devices at one time become a reality for many homeowners nationwide.

When SERVPRO technicians encounter this type of fire damage, we ensure that electricity no longer runs to the area. Water from firefighters can also damage electronics devices and make them dangerous to power on, so please never hit their power button to see if a device still works. We must unplug all devices still connected to power sources, package them to store undamaged ones safely, and prepare damaged ones for possible repair.

Your home's interior can also suffer severe fire and smoke damage. Our technicians can readily handle all stages and levels of severity. Fires can happen at any time, including during the night when devices charge for the next day's use. When your home is unoccupied, fires can slowly spread before a neighbor notices smoke seeping through closed windows. Fires from overloaded outlets are not always caught early.

Our technicians can help you and your family by mitigating the effects of fire and making your home safe again. Fire effects might not be easily seen but still exist, posing hidden danger spots in your once-safe home. Restoration and mitigation of fire-damaged residences include:

  1. Removal of destroyed materials and belongings (which we discuss with you in detail);
  2. Repair of materials only slightly damaged or covered in soot and grime;
  3. Airing out your home as part of the desiccant process;
  4. Lastly, odor control techniques that make your home's interior safe for structural restoration work to begin.

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The technicians and specialists at SERVPRO of South Orlando can help minimize the amount of time your family deals with fire damage. We can restore its safety and help make it "Like it never even happened." Here for you, when accidents happen, call our 24-hour service line at (407) 985-3200 so we can get started working for you.

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