Common Types of House Fires

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Posted: in Fire Restoration , Fire & Smoke

While a variety of different factors can cause a fire, there are some fires that can start in a home that are more common than others. Let’s take a look at some of the common types of house fires so you can avoid potential fire damage. However, if you do have fire damage, restoration companies in Naples FL can help.

Kitchen Fire

Kitchen fires are the most common type of fire in the United States. Kitchen fires are the most common because the kitchen tends to have the most potential fire hazards in one spot. The kitchen is where heat, electricity, water, and grease come together. The most common type of kitchen fire is the grease fire, which has the potential to be extremely dangerous because as it can get out of control quickly and spread.

Electrical Fires

Electrical fires can be caused by a variety of different factors, including faulty appliances, worn or faulty electrical wiring, improper use of electrical outlets and worn out breaker boxes. Older homes are more susceptible to electrical fires because they often do not have the proper wiring to handle the number of electrical appliances in use today. Old wiring inside walls becomes can become frayed or worn, causing shorts and sparks that can ignite.

Smoking-Related Fires

Fires caused by cigarettes account for 1,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. In many of those cases, the smoker isn’t the person that dies. Most smoking fires are started by embers igniting on furniture, bedding and trash cans.

Do You Have Fire Damage and Need Restoration Companies in Naples FL?

Sometimes, no matter how proactive we are, fires do happen. When they do, contact us at FP Property Restoration. Restoration companies in Naples FL will work with you and the insurance company to get your home back to normal.

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