Summer is the season of sunburns, ice cream cones…and unintentional smoke damage. Now that the Fourth of July has come and gone in Oconto, WI, several unfortunate households may be suffering from the after-effects of holiday shenanigans. Improperly stored fireworks, hastily lit fuses, and poorly aimed trajectories make early July a popular time for house fires and property damage. This means it can also be a busy time for smoke removal experts such as ServiceMaster Recovery by Restoration Holdings. If you’re looking to keep your home safe from sparks and sizzles for the rest of the summer, make sure you adhere to some basic safety tips.
If you’re still reveling in the holiday season, consider moving your fireworks set up to an open field away from your (and your neighbor’s) home. Bring buckets of water in case of an accident, and leave the actual aiming and firing to an experienced adult. This may be less convenient for the relatives, but bringing in a smoke removal team over brunch probably won’t go over too great either. Once smoke gets in your home, getting it out is a matter of patience and precision. Depending upon the amount of smoke involved, serious damage may be caused to your home.
Errant fireworks are a definite culprit in some cases of summer smoke damage, but out of control summer bonfires can also cause property and smoke damage. A common mistake is building the bonfire too close to the home. If you have a tiny backyard, it may be best to avoid this pastime until you’re sure you have enough room to avoid melting your siding or igniting your roof!
If you’ve experienced summer smoke damage from a firework-gone-wrong or a bonfire-gone-rogue and are looking for assistance with smoke removal, contact ServiceMaster Recovery by Restoration Holdings today. Oconto, WI residents can reach the smoke removal team at (920) 336-7411, or visit our website here for more information.