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Ungrounded Outlets Could Cause Fires in Your South Lakeland Home
There are still many homes through the South Lakeland area that got constructed before building regulations were as strict as they have become. The more that gets understood about the risks of unprotected outlets, for example, the more regulations that get created to ensure that they all get installed properly for every new construction in the area. Unfortunately, many homes were constructed before grounding individual outlets became a requirement for professional contractors in 1951.
While they pose no risks when they are not in use, ungrounded outlets can get directly linked to fire damages in your South Lakeland home when they get overloaded. Within a short period, and without the need for a power surge, ungrounded outlets that get overloaded can overheat to the point of combustion with the plastic cover and the construction materials surrounding their metal encasement such as drywall. The spread of this fire can vary, but the effects require professional restoration services like our SERVPRO professionals to return to original condition.
From the time that our team arrives after the incident, we can quickly determine the spread of the effects throughout the house and determine the stability of the affected materials. Structural assessment is a key component to our mitigation and restoration work, as controlled demolition is often necessary after a structure fire to restore a property entirely. While these damaged elements get removed, air cleaning machines like our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators get running continually to reduce particulates, smoke particles, dust, and debris from the fire itself and the current demolition efforts.
Our SERVPRO contracting division offers licensed and experienced electricians who can install safe receptacles into your home and ground them appropriately as part of the reconstruction process. While there might be many causes to a fire in your home, you can always count on our SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands fire restoration technicians to be among the best choices to restore the damage. Give us a call today at (863) 510-5962.
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