Fire Safety

Avoid Aluminum Foil to Line Your Oven and Other Fire Safety Tips

Moldable, relatively inexpensive, disposable, aluminum foil is a jack of all trades for food prep, right? Not so much, says Leslie Anderson, Vice President of Training for Paul Davis Restoration Inc. “We’ve seen many kitchen fires started by foil,” Anderson says. “It’s really not a tool[...]

Smart Homeowners Prepare for Severe Drought and Wildfire Conditions

The summer of 2021 has been hot and harsh, with lengthening droughts and record high temperatures afflicting much of the continent. Extreme heat blasted the western and northern regions of North America, with western Canada smashing long-held records for high temperatures. A multi-year drought in[...]

Be Sure Your Commercial Property Does Not Have Fire Safety Violations

The Beverly Hills Supper Club, a sprawling complex near Cincinnati, Ohio, drew famous acts that usually appeared in far glitzier locations like Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it was a fire trap. The carpet and seat cushions were highly flammable. The architect ignored fire codes. Aluminum wiring, which[...]

Home Clothes Dryers and Outdoor Barbecues Pose Serious Fire Hazards Every Summer

A father of two loaded the clothes dryer before driving the kids to summer camp, a 15-minute trip. He returned to find emergency responders dousing flames. The family lived elsewhere for several months while workers repaired damage and cleaned away smoke and soot throughout the house. FACT: Home[...]

Out-of-Sight Dryer Vents Accumulate Lint That Frequently Causes Fires

Many businesses maintain on-site laundry facilities, from laundromats and hotels to apartment complexes, gyms and medical clinics. These commercial entities share something else besides laundry equipment: an increased risk of fire sparked by a very flammable substance. A substance so easily ignited,[...]