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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Heat Wave/Wild Fire Damage

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Residents in several states have been ordered to evacuate due to wildfires as blistering, record breaking heat wave and extreme drought presist in the western United States.

At least 28 large fires are burning over more than 640 square miles in eight western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. 

For many heat waves, there are also important feedbacks that come into play that amplify drought and heat and set the stage for wildfires. There is a direct local contribution to the drying and high temperatures in the absence of evaporative cooling. While heat waves with high humidity are oppressive and give no relief at night, heat waves often form in association with drought.

There are methods for homeowners to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire touching the home or any attachments. Experiments, models and post-fire studies have shown homes ignite due to the condition of the home and everything around it, up to 200’ from the foundation.

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

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