Fire and disaster renovations. Our team knows that it takes love and attention to detail to build a house that’s truly a home, especially in the aftermath of a disaster. Below, we’ll cover some of the common causes of house fires in Alberta, as well as the benefits of partnering with our team when it matters most. Read on to learn more! Protect and Prevent At Abbey Platinum, as much as there’s nothing we love more than helping our clients rebuild for a fresh start after an accident or fire, our ultimate hope is to help you avoid needing disaster services where possible. Our team of renovation specialists are always here to help and guide you through the reconstruction process, but we recognize that suffering such a profound loss is never the most desirable outcome for any family. To avoid a house fire, be aware of the following common culprits and dangers: Candles Open flames always carry a certain amount of danger, and candles are, year after year, one of the most common causes of house fires throughout Canada. Never leave burning candles unattended, ideally not even for a few moments. All it takes is a matter of seconds for something to ignite, and being able to act fast can be a matter of avoiding disaster or facing undesirable consequences. Cooking Equipment Stovetops, grease fires and other risks posed by cooking equipment are other frequent culprits of fire. When cooking, always exercise caution and try to avoid multi-tasking when possible to minimize the dangers posed by divided attention. Stay focused, always have the right safety feature (like an extinguisher) on hand, and remember to always supervise your meals as they cook instead of wandering into another room and becoming distracted. Cigarettes/Smoking Materials One of the most prevalent causes of fires across Alberta is smoking materials being discarded unsafely. If you are a smoker, you need to be extra cautious when disposing of your cigarettes/cigars, etc. and always make sure you have a safe way to extinguish things fully. Electrical Appliances Electrical appliances can go from convenient to dangerous in a moment if the wiring starts to fray or malfunction. Keeping an eye on toasters, kettles, and other frequently used appliances for any sign of wear, as well as any potential issues with your electrical outlets. If you notice something, act immediately and either replace your device or call an electrician to take a closer look where necessary. Fire Renovations At Abbey Platinum and More At Abbey Platinum Master Built, our decades of award-winning service and heart for our Central Alberta community means that we take the utmost care when it comes to restoring homes after a fire. We partner with insurance adjusters for your convenience after an accident, as well as with you and your family, to figure out the best path forward for everyone involved with minimal headaches. If you or someone you love has recently experienced devastating damage to your home and are looking for assistance with repairs, remodels, or even new home construction, let us help. Our team of experts is here to guide you on the path to resettling and to make handling the stress of fires as simple as possible. Learn more about fire and disaster renovations by contacting our team today.]]>