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Fireworks are Awesome! Fire Damage—Not So Much | Fire Restoration for Hamburg, NJ Residents

July 1st, 2015 · No Comments

In Hamburg, NJ as well as across the state, consumer fireworks—those purchased and used outside of permitted, professional shows—are illegal. While this action by the state of New Jersey has caused plenty of grumbling and outright disobedience by some residents, its aim is to improve public safety. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), consumer fireworks in the United States cause thousands of injuries and fires each year. While we at ServiceMaster Metropolitan cannot prevent fire damage in Hamburg, NJ, we can provide information about the danger inherent in the use of fireworks. Of course, we also provide first-class fire damage restoration service in the event of any sort of Independence Day mishap.

While the use of consumer fireworks spikes predictably around the 4th of July each year, they are a hazard to those who use them year-round. An NFPA tally of emergency room visits in 2013 shows a total of 11,400 people treated for fireworks-related injuries; 38% of which were head injuries, and 55% to the extremities. While opponents of fireworks bans may cite freedom of choice in assessing risks, it is often minors who bear the brunt of these injuries: the highest-risk group is children age 0-4, and the second-highest risk group is children age 10-14.

In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 accidental fires totaling over $32 million in direct property damage. Whether you are launching fireworks in your backyard, or your neighbor is in theirs, the ember that lands on your property doesn’t care who started it! However a property fire starts, an inevitable result is fire damage.

Naturally, this is where we at ServiceMaster Metropolitan come in. We have extensive experience in quickly addressing structural fire damage and the accompanying smoke damage. Once the fire is out, we can come in to begin restoring affected belongings to prevent further loss. For example, possessions in another part of a house or documents in a separate office can be, and usually are, affected by smoke damage that, if left untreated, will cause permanent degradation over time. Another overlooked part of fire damage restoration is the common water damage that accompanies efforts to extinguish a fire.

At ServiceMaster Metropolitan we have the know-how to manage these coexisting causes of damage to your property in Hamburg, NJ as quickly as possible.






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