The holidays are here and you know what that means! Family and friends are near! The home is now a hub of round-the-clock activities and visiting family and relatives may cause appliances to go into overdrive. While the holidays are an exciting time of year for most, it is also the time of year where the remediation industry sees the most incidents. H2O Drying has put together some steps to follow in the event of a holiday emergency.
We love the holidays! We especially love it when our loved ones are with us to celebrate as well. But with additional people in the home, there is more water running, more showers being taken, and an increased use of the bathroom. This puts a strain on the plumbing system and the sewage, which could be a messy situation but ultimately lead to catastrophic water damage.
It is natural to want to deal with the damage on your own, but water travels into hard-to-reach places and mold grows where water and moisture are left to thrive. If proper water remediation and mold removal are not done correctly, it can be dangerous to the health of your loved ones. Do not handle any sort of water damage on your own. Call the remediation professionals!
Did you know cooking fires remain the number one cause of residential fires in America? The National Fire Protection Association data reflected that fire departments responded to an estimated average of 172,900 home structure fires per year, started by cooking activities in 2014-2018. These fires caused an average of 550 civilian deaths and 4,820 reported civilian fire injuries. The NFPA also reported that these residential fires were caused by cooking that peaked at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Some common causes of fires in the home during the holidays are:
How to minimize catastrophe during the holiday.
If you experience water damage or fire damage during the holidays, the first thing you should do is:
H2O Drying Solutions offers 24 hour emergency services. Even while you’re having fun during the holidays, we are available. Yes! Even on Christmas Day! Call the remediation experts at 1-877-735-9270 if you need our help! Have a safe and incident-free holiday!