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DO'S AND DON'TS OF A FIRE - Part 1
PLASTIC TUBS ARE A LIFE SAVER!
What Happens While We Are Out
Prevent a house flood

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DO'S AND DON'TS OF A FIRE - Part 1

This month I thought I'd post some helpful information pertaining to suffering a fire loss. We have worked on a number of fires recently and that made me re-visit some basics, however, when I re-read through an old list I found, it was a list of Don'ts and not Do's: Let me go over a few of the Do's from the old list, and I will explain why you do not do these things.
DO'S AND DON'TS AFTER A FIRE: (Part 1)
 
Excerpt from the old list:
DO:
Immediately turn off heating and air conditioning system to prevent spreading of soot and odor.

PLASTIC TUBS ARE A LIFE SAVER!

Whether it's a fire or a flood in your home or business, plastic tubs really are a life saver.
 
You are probably thinking, "won't they melt?"  Yes, of course.  But the tubs that do not melt have protected much more than what would have been protected without the plastic tub.  And even the tubs that melted may still have some items in them that are salvagable.  For me personally, if I can save a keepsake, I will put it in a tub and know that aside from a fire proof safe or metal boxes, this is one of the best ways to protect my things.

What Happens While We Are Out

It happens every day - we leave the house and everything is fine, and we come home to a fire.  Is this preventable?  To a degree and on occassion.  I used to think some of my friends were neurotic for unplugging unnecessary appliances when they were leaving the house; but after years of seeing fires caused from simple, inexpensive electronic household devices --- well I have revisited that thought.

Prevent a house flood

The hot dry Phoenix summer is upon us; and that means washing machine hoses and their associated rubber washers dry out.  Toilet supply lines that attach to the toilet and go into the wall are the biggest culprit of flooding.  I recommend changing them out to a high grade unit.  It is simple to do and will save you a lot of heart ache and your deductible.
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