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The Rapid Progression of House Fires | SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua

9/22/2023 (Permalink)

Fire Fighters Putting Out A House Fire SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua is here for you if you experience a fire disaster.

House fires are scary no matter how they happen. While smaller instances can be alarming but manageable, large house fires can be completely devastating and leave behind incredible wreckage. 

Fire moves fast, and you often only have a few minutes to control the situation or get out safely. Knowing more about fire and how it spreads can help keep your entire family safe during a true emergency. 

The Timeline of Fire

The first 30 seconds: A fire can start and catch the surrounding walls, floor and materials ablaze. 

After a minute: The fire will spread and smoke will fill the entire room. 

After two minutes: The temperature in the room can reach 400 degrees, and smoke will start pouring into other rooms in the house. 

After three to four minutes: A flashover can occur, which means that everything in the room where the fire originated will ignite. 

After five minutes: The entire house is engulfed and rescue can be really difficult if you haven’t gotten out safely yet.

What to Do During a Fire

Fires can break out at any time and in any place of your home. Electrical issues, forgotten candles or kitchen mishaps contribute to the majority of house fires across the country, and each instance can cause widespread damage in just a few minutes. 

If you are home when a fire breaks out, exit your home as quickly as possible if you are not able to quickly extinguish it or snuff it out on your own. 

Your exit may be simple, like walking out the front door, or it may require hopping through a window to safety. In any case, stay low to avoid the toxic smoke. 

Crouch or even crawl if you have to in order to stay below the smoke line. Once you are outside, meet up with your family at your pre-determined meeting location. Once the fire is out and your family is safe, give SERVPRO® a call. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Process

We will gather a lot of information from you during our initial phone call. All of this information will allow us to create a more thorough restoration plan and ensure that we pack the right equipment and tools in our trucks. 

When we arrive at your home, we will get to work securing your property to prevent further damage. That might include boarding up broken windows or laying tarps over your damaged roof. 

Then we will get to work cleaning, sanitizing and restoring your home. We will go from room to room to look for smoke and soot damage as well as focus on the room where the fire started. 

We guarantee a full restoration from top to bottom, and we won’t stop working until your home is returned to its preloss condition. We know that suffering a house fire can be scary and overwhelming, but we are here to make sure your recovery is as quick and as smooth as possible.

Fire spreads fast. Call SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua right away for immediate assistance.

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