A fire is a devastating experience that can wreak havoc on your home or place of business. It can also have harrowing effects on the home residents or business owner and employees. In mere minutes, the structure of the building can suffer a great deal of damage that is long-lasting even after the fire has been tamed. In addition to structural damage, there may be lingering smoke and water damage from firefighters extinguishing the fire. Smoke and soot can also have an adverse effect on your health and that of your family or anyone else on the premises. Unfortunately, a fire can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

It’s important to take immediate steps when a fire occurs in your home or business. Fire damage repair is essential after you have tackled the problem. However, you will want to be aware of these potential causes of fires to do your best to avoid such a situation from occurring:

Cooking equipment

Never leave cooking equipment that’s on the stove go unattended

Heating devices

If you use portable heaters, keep them away from combustible items like paper, paint or cleaning supplies

Smoking materials

Always extinguish cigarettes and other smoking materials fully in ashtrays

Candles

Never leave candles unattended

Children

Be aware that children can be overly curious. Explain to them the danger of fire and keep them away from the stove and matches

 Faulty wiring

Any wiring that’s outdated should be updated to current standards to avoid a potential fire

Overloaded electrical outlets and cords

Use electrical cords and outlets carefully and avoid overloads

Holiday decor

Keep your Christmas tree away from the fireplace and other heat sources

Grilling and barbecues

Only grill away from your home and never under the awning

Fast action is absolutely crucial when you are dealing with a fire. You need skilled professionals to come to your home or place of business to tackle the job of restoring your property to its previous condition. A contractor will come to first assess the damage and create a plan. Afterward, a team will arrive to use techniques such as structural cleaning and repair, water damage remediation, deodorizing and more. Above all else, you must act quickly so that you can have the best chance of your property being restored to its prior condition. It will benefit both your physical and emotional well-being.… Read More


Kids say all kinds of things and do all kinds of things, but one thing I would never expect them to do is to break shutters. I guess it’s been so long since I was a kid that I forgot just how destructive kids can be. When I was younger, I was playing baseball with some of my friends and I sent the ball flying through a window when I made a home run. With my kids, I had to call an orange county shutters company because they were playing football and broke the shutters.

I’ve often warned the kids about playing with balls too close to the house, but they don’t always listen.… Read More