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We Have The Right Tools To Restore Your Lafayette Home After A Fire Disaster

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage struck this home’s kitchen when a grease fire started on the stovetop. We arrived right away and began restoration.

The Right Extinguisher for the Emergency in Your Lafayette Home

Having the right tool for the job is an integral part of keeping your family and other occupants of your Lafayette property safe when fire loss incidents occur. You wouldn’t use a screwdriver to install roofing nails, and the same premise applies to the type of fire extinguisher that you have in your residence. With six different primary fire suppression units, you need to know which can suppress the combustion of the fuel in the type of emergency you have. 

There are typically only four types of fuels that ultimately create fire damage in Lafayette homes, and these include: 

  • Combustible solids like wood, paper, and fabrics (Class A)
  • Flammable liquids and gases (Class B) 
  • Electrical fire (Class C)
  • Cooking fires involving oil or grease (Class K)

Our SERVPRO professionals have overseen the recovery of homes and businesses that have contended with the aftermath of each of these classes of combustion, from deodorization and soot removal through controlled demolition after fire damage

Having the right extinguisher in your property begins with an assessment of what protection your house needs. With six varieties of suppression canisters, you can often safely select from multi-purpose units that address more than one type of fire. This approach is both cost-effective and takes the guesswork and planning out of preparedness when disasters do strike. 

Our SERVPRO professionals want our customers to be safe and protected against the dangers and risks of a house fire. We would recommend these options for use in your home, as they can cover the most common threats: 

ABC Powder Extinguisher – Sprays a fine phosphate-based powder to blanket and choke out a fire. Safe for use on Class A, B, and C fires. 

Wet Chemical Extinguisher – Reacts instantly with cooking mediums to create a thick and harmless residue. It is ideal for Class K fires, but also can effectively put out Class A. 

Water Mist Extinguisher – Fog of de-ionized water molecules reduces oxygen and cools the fire. This option is the most universal for homeowners, and it is safe to use on Classes A, B, C, and K fires. 

Knowing how to keep your property safe from the risks of combustion and widespread fire effects begins with having the right suppression tools for the job. Whenever it is time to recover and restore a fire-damaged home, give our SERVPRO of Lafayette team a call at (765) 420-0077 to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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