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When Keeping Cool Could Cause A House Fire And Fire Damage Cleanup

Fire Damage Cleanup StockbridgeAccording to the Farmers’ Almanac summer forecast prediction, Summer 2022 in Georgia is going to sizzle. America’s oldest source for weather forecasts predicts a rough summer in the Peach State. Stockbridge families will go to the movies, get out on the lakes, and have to rely on their A/Cs to keep cool. 

Experts warn that these rising temperatures can create a fire hazard for your cooling devices. 

Central air conditioners fire could occur when they are working too long and overheat. If things go well, it will trip the circuit breaker.. If things go poorly, an overheated A/C could break down internally and start a fire. The National Fire Protection Association’s data shows that air conditioners cause $82 million in property damage and 20 deaths per year. 

Fire officials also say proper unit maintenance is a key to preventing fires. Dirty units permit dust, dirt particles and pet hair to accumulate in the air vents, filters, coils and the outside unit’s fins. This debris obstructs the proper air flow and can lead to a system malfunction and fire. 

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Can a Leaking AC Cause a Fire?

If the AC unit has a leaky water line near damaged electrical equipment that is exposed can even cause a fire. This puddle of water can cause an electrical short, which in turn leads to an electrical fire. Condensation dripping on open electrical circuits is always dangerous; call your HVAC service company if you see frayed wires.  

The Danger To Your Home

Depending on the type of unit, and its location, your home and family could suffer tremendous damage. Central air units can be outside in the yard, on top of a flat roofed building, in a utility closet or in an attic. A fire in any of these locations could lead to a terrible house fire. 

A mini split or window unit can also start a fire that ignites fabrics or other flammable material that can quickly engulf the room. 

Residential fires will damage walls, carpets, wood furniture and upholstered pieces. Today’s synthetic furnishings and housewares simply ignite and burn faster than natural materials. And once that combustible material starts burning, the heat will get high enough to melt plastic. 

After a large fire, the fire damage cleanup team will make sure your home isn’t structurally compromised or that the foundation isn’t cracked. Often, water damages the home along with flames and smoke. Both ceilings and floors may collapse under the weight. 

Better Breathing

Air quality is also a concern after a house fire. If all toxins and hazardous chemicals aren’t removed your family may experience health issues irritated eyes, skin rashes or respiratory issues. Plus, when the firefighters used water to put out the flames, they inadvertently added another health risk– mold. 

Maintenance Tips:

  • Avoid using extension cords or power strips with units
  • Have unit checked once a year by a certified HVAC technician 
  • Clear area around outside unit from combustible material
  • Anchor window unit properly into opening

Fire Damage Cleanup in Stockbridge

A fire is one of the scariest scenarios you can experience. Whether the ignition point was the A/c, an oven, or a frayed electrical cord, Restoration 1 of McDonough is available 24/7 to handle the stress clean-up and repairs. If extensive damage will require fire damage cleanup and restoration, the team can help bring your home back to life. Call for emergency relief— technicians are always available. Call the fire damage cleanup experts for unbeatable property restoration in Central Georgia.

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