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Tuesday, Jan. 9th 2018

Smoke Damage Caused by Holiday Lights

Smoke damage as the result of a fire from holiday lighting can be expensive and destructive in your Kansas City home.

AAS Restoration smoke damage electrical cord overload 800x533.jpegOften electrical fires are the result of overloaded circuits. The home appliances, televisions, lamps and other devices in addition to tree lights and other decorative holiday lights can overload a circuit box. Fire breaks out, your home catches on fire, and the damage can be extensive. The cost of repairs and the loss of your property can run into the thousands of dollars as a result of water and smoke damage.

According to the U.S Fire Administration (USFA), the months of December and January are peak times for home fires to occur and are often caused by overloaded extension cords and circuits from holiday lighting. Wall outlets are intended for two items to be plugged in. When you add extension cords, especially when several are linked together, you are inviting disaster.

Here are a few safety tips for preventing water and smoke damage from a house fire:

Christmas trees, candles and holiday lights should be placed at least three feet from any heat source, such as a wood burning stove or a fireplace.

Inspect the lights and electrical decorations for frayed or broken cords. Replace them if they are damaged.

Don’t overload the circuits by plugging in too many electrical cords in one outlet.

Don’t leave holiday lights plugged in when you are away from home, and always unplug the lights before you go to bed.

Never use real, lit candles on the tree, and never leave lit candles unattended, especially with pets and children in the home.

In the event that a fire has resulted in your Kansas City home, and you find yourself faced with clean up of water and smoke damage, you should call in the professionals.

AAS Restoration are professionals when it comes to cleaning up smoke damage. We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning. Call us (816) 861-1550 and we will provide you with options for smoke damage in Kansas City. Visit our website at: https://www.aasrestoration.com/ for more information.




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