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Western Mass Water Damage and Fire Damage Information

12/4/2015 (Permalink)

We are now at the cusp of the darkest days of the year astronomically.  Coincidentally these, along with the coldest days of the year run hand in hand with increased fire damage and water damage potential.  Whether from ice dams, frozen pipes, space heaters or candles, flooded basements, kitchens, bathrooms as well as a soot covered home or fire damaged portions thereof, the size of the damage is irrelevant when deeming any such event a “disaster”. 

Caution must be taken when using candles, heaters, electric blankets, etc.  Making sure that you do not overload circuits and do not leave these items unattended when in use is key.  Statistically, this is the peek fire season.  There are just too many opportunities.  Thus far we have been blessed with some mild temperatures, but how long do we really expect that to last?  Aren’t we all just waiting for the foot of winter to drop?

How many of us experienced water intrusion from ice dams last winter?  Have we recovered from that yet or rectified the issue that caused it in the first place?  I was asked this week what can be done to prevent this from occurring again this year.  I will explain ice dams in next week’s blog. 

I said this last week, and will say it again this week, stay alert and smart over the next month.  Should you have an incident involving water damage or fire damage, or are just looking for a pre-holiday carpet cleaning, keep SERVPRO of Hampshire County in mind.  We not only clean up disasters of any size, we clean just about anything of any size.  Call us for a quote on any last minute cleaning you may have.

Until next week……

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