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Is Your Home Office at Risk of Fire Damage?

12/3/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged file cabinets from home fire. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs have all the equipment and manpower for every size fire damage restoration service needed for your home.

Fire Damage in Amherst Is A Genuine Risk When Working at Home

Not everybody working in Amherst travels outside of the home for work. Some people telecommute or have a part-time job they run from their home. A home office makes working at home much more comfortable and cuts down on interruptions.

Fire damage in Amherst home offices is terrible news. Even if you are working from your house, you must pay proper attention to workplace safety.

What are some fire risks when working from home?

A home workspace contains several potential fire risks:

  • Electronics can catch fire.
  • Piles of paperwork or files provide kindling for flames.
  • Heaters or radiators can become a fire risk during the winter months.

If you are inclined to burn candles or incense – or even smoking – there is an immediate fire risk in your office.

What can I do to lessen the fire damage risk?

SERVPRO recommends taking some easy steps to reduce the risk of fire damage in your home office:

  • Unplug appliances when not in use
  • Make sure tools do not have damaged cords or corroded batteries.
  • Deal with paperwork and do not allow it to pile up.
  • Use fireproof filing cabinets and storage boxes for all your papers and records.
  • Never leave a burning candle or incense unmonitored.

How can SERVPRO help?

Even if you are careful when working at home, accidents sometimes occur. In the event of fire damage, we are on hand to help make your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Our technicians assess the fire damage extent and draw up a plan to clean up your office and get back to work.

We use a range of cleaning methods, mechanical and chemical, to clean soot damaged walls, ceilings, and floors. We also clean your office furniture and any soft furnishings such as rugs, drapes, cushions, and upholstery.

Once your home workspace is clean and sound, we work using air scrubbers and, if needed, thermal fogging to deodorize the room and leave it smelling fresh once more.

Do not let fire damage put a spanner in the works. Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300.

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