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Know the Facts: US & Ohio Fire Statistics

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

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The unpredictable nature of fires can lead to so much devastation and loss for your home or business.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are around 346,800 house fires per year causing on average 2,620 fatalities.

Understanding the facts when it comes to fires can help you to better prepare your family and employees in case of disaster.

General Fire Facts & Stats

Cooking is the leading cause of house fires, followed by:

  • Heating
  • Electrical Systems & Equipment
  • Candles
  • Smoking

- In 2020, fire and lightning insurance claims had the highest average payout of $77,340.

- On average, across the US, a fire department responded to a fire every 23 seconds in 2021.

- In 2021, there were 1,353,500 fires reported, including residential and non-residential structures.

- In 2020, per 1,000 fires, the national average was 2 deaths and 8 injuries.

Ohio Fire Facts & Stats

- Ohio has the 7th most fatal home fires per capita in relation to the other 50 states, with Texas being the first.

Smoking is the top cause of fire deaths in the state of Ohio, making up 20% of fatalities.

It's difficult and scary to imagine your home or business experiencing a fire. It can be hard to determine where to start when a disaster like this occurs.

If your home or business falls victim to a fire, SERVPRO of Mentor is "here to help." Our experienced technicians handle the care and restoration of your property and its contents. We handle the cleanup and the reconstruction, so you don't have to worry about juggling multiple companies.

If you find yourself in need of fire damage restoration, give us a call today!

Trust SERVPRO of Mentor to Handle Your Fire Damage Restoration Needs

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives

It is so important that you check your smoke alarms. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month and batteries should be replaced at least once or twice a year. 

Smoke detectors also lose their efficiency after 10 years, so make sure to stay on top of replacing all your smoke detectors as well. 

Fire & Smoke Alarm Facts

  • Three out of five fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or when the alarms are not working.
  • Smoke alarm failures usually result from missing, disconnected, or dead batteries.
  • More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.

It is vital to practice fire safety by installing and maintaining upkeep when it comes to your smoke alarms. If you do experience a fire, know that SERVPRO of Mentor is here to help restore your home or business!

Understanding the Fire Damage Restoration Process

A house fire in Mentor, OH can abruptly bring your entire life to a screeching halt. Fire Damage is not only devastating, but is can be incredibly dangerous. It is important for all smoke damage to be neutralized and deodorized to keep you and your family safe. 

Before fire damage restoration and repairs begin, our crews will effectively board-up your home or business to protect your contents and belongings until the process of cleaning or claiming those begins. If you face a major house fire, our fire restoration crews will help you pack out and move your salvageable contents until the fire damage repairs are complete. 

After emergency services are finished, structural cleaning is usually the first step in the restoration process. SERVPRO of Mentor can help reduce costs by cleaning areas that are only lightly affected by soot instead of completely having to replace them. Anything that cannot be cleaned to its original state will be cleaned so that it can properly be repainted. The process of structural cleaning is important because that’s where our professionals will begin the deodorization process. If odor is not handled correctly, it can not only harm your health, but linger for years to come. Our professionals utilize the right equipment specific to your fire loss.

If you find yourself with any type of fire damage, call SERVPRO of Mentor so we can begin the fire restoring process today!