The charred remnants of what once was a wall. Kitchen countertops covered with filthy soot. The acrid, lingering stench of smoke where you used to eat or sleep. These are just a few of the disheartening reminders after a fire disaster in your Mankato, MN, home. Don’t dwell on the problem, but focus on the solution. Contact ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca as soon as the fire department leaves so we can do what we do best – complete fire damage repair and restoration.
Unfortunately, this type of fire disaster is the most common, according to the Minnesota State Fire Marshal. The dollar amount for residential fire disasters in the state, over $130 million, is roughly ten times that of the next category. Residential fire disasters make up 77 percent of all structure fires in Minnesota, far higher than commercial or industrial fires. That sends a clear message that there are fire risks in the home – from electrical risks and heating units to the constant threats from open flames and, the greatest cause of fire disasters, cooking fires. The best way to prevent home and apartment fires is to:
- Avoid open flames if possible, but observe all safeguards and caution when using gas flames and stovetops, fireplaces, and wood burning devices
- Install smoke alarms and test them regularly
- Install a regularly tested, appropriate type fire extinguisher in every room
- Test your sprinkler system. If you don’t have one, seriously consider installing one. They save lives and structures. There was a home saved by a sprinkler system in Mankato just a year ago
If fire strikes your home in Mankato, you can depend on ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca for full fire damage restoration including water removal, debris removal, clean up, smoke damage restoration, full structure restoration, content pack out and restoration, and full deodorization. That includes furniture, appliances, antiques and art, as well as upholstery restoration and document and photograph restoration.
Be safe in your home, and take the proper precautions to prevent residential fire disasters. If you need fire restoration, call ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca at (507) 931-6730.