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Christmas Decorations can Cause Fire Damage in Harford County, MD

December 10th, 2018 · No Comments

You survived hosting your first Thanksgiving in your Harford County, MD home. You had friends and family over and it was great. Now you’re looking ahead to Christmas and getting the house decorated to look as festive as possible. Your tree is up, the music is playing, and you’re happily hanging decorations around the house. You’d had a few second thoughts about the lights you put on the tree; they came from your grandfather’s attic and you weren’t sure how old they are, but fire damage was the furthest thing from your mind.

After a quick trip to the basement to put away some boxes, you return to the living room to find smoke billowing from the tree! You quickly run to the kitchen, retrieve the fire extinguisher, and dowse the smoldering blaze! Your home is now filled with nasty smelling smoke and fire extinguisher gunk seems to be everywhere. Where do you turn for help restoring your home?

The fire damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster by Libby Green are here to help! We’re not only here to help when disaster strikes, but we want to help you prevent fires this holiday season! Check out our tips for avoiding and coping with fire damage:

  1. Make sure all your decorations are in good working order. Check all your decorations before putting them up. Make sure lights and other electrical decorations work and are in good condition. Look for frayed wires and missing bulbs which can spark and cause fires. Also, if you’re using candles in your decorating, make sure open flames are kept away from flammable materials such as curtains and ribbons. Never leave open flames unattended, and ensure they’re completely extinguished before leaving the room.
  2. Remove as many items as possible from the area where the fire occurred. If a fire has occurred in your home, remove as many items from the area as possible once the fire has been extinguished. Items that remain in the area can be exposed to soot or other fire debris during the cleanup process, making the process take longer.
  3. Contact fire damage restoration professionals. Fire damage restoration is never something you should attempt on your own. Improperly treating fire damage can actually lead to more damage. Instead, contact the professionals at ServiceMaster by Libby Green. We’re available 24/7/365 and can be onsite quickly to begin cleanup right away. Our technicians have the tools and training to make sure the fire damage restoration is quick and painless, and we’ll work with your insurance company to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

If you find yourself coping with fire damage in Harford County, MD, contact the professionals at ServiceMaster by Libby Green immediately at (800) 570-4206. We’ll get your home back to its pre-loss condition quickly so you can return to business as usual.

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