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Fire Damage Cleanup: St Paul Summer Fire Safety

fire damage cleanup st paulIn addition to all the steps you take to keep your family safe, summer presents additional risks. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the summer fire season is March and October. Last year, the Greenwood Fire  forced evacuations and briefly closed the Boundary Waters.

Fire Damage Cleanup St. Paul

According to a report from the United States Fire Administration, the warm summer months are one of the most dangerous periods for fire-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. The USFA notes that increased numbers of fires are caused by careless campers, malfunctioning cooling equipment, and outdoor cooking.

Here in town, summer is a time for fun, but it is important to make sure you and your family are being cautious. Fireworks, grills, and outdoor fire pits bring the family outside but also expose them to damages. Keep your home safe from fires this summer.

Summer Cooking Fire Statistics

  • Injuries involving grills sent 16,600 patients went to emergency rooms in 2014
  • July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by May, June and August 
  • Gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal counterparts
  • Almost 20% of all grill structure fires are due to dirty grills; 17% had something that could catch fire too close to the grill

So stay safe while you cook this summer. Obviously, propane and charcoal BBQ grills are for outdoor use only (not garages.) Police the area and keep children and pets at least three feet from the grill area;  never leave it unattended while hot. 

Know your unit, keep your grill clean and degreased. Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it. Position the unit away from overhanging branches and a good distance from your home and flammable furnishings.  

Fireworks  

First of all, you must follow the law. According to Minneapolis government website, non explosive fireworks like sparklers, cones and snakes are legal in Minneapolis. But fireworks that explode or fly, such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles and Roman candles are illegal.

You also need to use common sense. Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Even if you’ve heard them in your neighborhood for years, you might not understand the risks of injuries and fires.

When Staying Cool Starts a Fire 

During the summer months, unmaintained units could become overloaded and may overheat, causing a fire. When A/Cs cannot keep up with a heatwave, the unit can malfunction. And when an HVAC system fails, it can become a serious fire hazard. 

At least once a year, have your HVAC service remove the dust on the electrical component of your unit. Keep the immediate area free from clutter, boxes, and cleaning equipment. Junk that obstructs airflow strains the system. Some materials can catch fire; cleaning chemicals can react to the heat and cause an explosion.  

Contact The Experts

No matter the cause of your fire damage, call ICC Restoration for immediate response. They will arrive with advice and assistance to save your valuables and keep you safe. ICC has the certifications, training and experience to properly restore both your structures and their contents.

ICC Restoration is focused on cleaning up damage with as little reconstruction as possible. But if reconstruction or other services are required, ICC will be your single source of contact to take the project from start to finish. In St. Paul, call them to learn more.  

What Our Customers Are Saying

Melisa did such a great job and was so professional and nice. It really helped with the issues I was dealing with. Thanks Again!

- Janell, Waconia

Thank you for everything. You have been more than accommodating to me throughout this nightmare. I couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.

- Laura, Woodville, WI

I just can’t thank you enough for making our “water damage ordeal” go away so quickly. Your ability to organize subcontractors and the ICC crews is truly amazing, Mom and I are delighted to be back and settled into our little casa. Your genuine warmth and caring are truly gifts that you bring to your work. You are so appreciated!

- Jane, Stillwater

Thank you for sending Jake to my home. He was the most respectful young man I have ever met. He left my home very clean and he was very knowledgeable.

- Carolyn, White Bear Lake

The project manager did a great job communicating. He was so nice and did a great job checking in with us. Working with ICC was the best part of the flood. The crews really went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. The job could not have gone better.

- Nick & Abbie, Chanhassen

I don’t think your company performed work at Derek’s home as there was minimal damage, he called me today and thanked me profusely for referring ICC to him. He was very impressed with the rep that came to his house and the honesty and helpful advice he gave him about clean up and that it may not be in his best interest to file a claim. He is the type of customer that appreciates good service and will remember it and refer others. Thanks again for ICC’s help.

- Kimberley (Insurance Agent)

Thank you for such AMAZING service!

- Barbara (Insurance Agent), Rochester

ICC turned a really bad experience into a good one. We are very happy with all of the work that was done. They did a great job explaining the claims process.

- Linda, Oakdale

The crews were very professional and communicated well. They were great also about cleaning up after themselves. We would use ICC again. The crews were always on top of the process, which allowed the repairs to go smoothly.

- Church Representative, Edina

Erick did an excellent job explaining the process. We thought that everyone was very professional. They explained everything very well and followed through with everything. Communication could not have been better. I am very happy with my services.

- Gary, Osceola, WI

Our project manager was great to work with; he explained things well and answered all of our questions. Our coordinator also did a good job. Working with ICC was easy. Communication was wonderful and the crews were very professional. We would use ICC again in a heartbeat.

- Angie & Fran, Hudson, WI

The lead technician was great and explained things over the phone very well. I was very impressed. The crews were better than expected and very professional. ICC was extremely responsive; I was out of state and was so impressed with how they kept me informed.

- Jim & Cheryl, Victoria

I was very happy with all the crews at ICC. I had great experience and would not hesitate to work with ICC again should the need arise. Everyone there really knows what they are doing.

- Jerry, Cottage Grove

Dealing with the fire was a very upsetting time. ICC was able to get out to my home quickly and really helped reassure me that everything would be fine. ICC worked very well with my insurance company. I could not have been happier with the whole process. I know I asked a ton of questions and Mark was great about answering them all.

- Karen, St. Croix Falls, WI

The crews were always on time for their appointments. Our job went very well. I am so thankful for everyone at ICC and the excellent work they did.

- Michelle, Shoreview

Everyone I dealt with was just great. My project could not have gone better. Everyone at ICC is professional and is excellent at communicating. I would use ICC again and will be recommending them.

- Connie, Edina

The technicians did a fantastic job. Everyone really cared about me and my concerns. They were extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and knew how to make me feel comfortable. ICC was amazing to work with.

- Kevin, Maple Grove

ICC was terrific to work with and I will be recommending them. I had an excellent experience.

- Patricia, Hudson, WI

The technicians were extremely detailed. I immediately felt like I was in great hands. They were also very calming, always on time and communicated well.

- Sally, Excelsior

The technicians were very good at explaining what was going to take place. They answered all of my questions in great detail. Everyone was very sympathetic to my situation and genuinely cared.

- Anita, St. Anthony

Our project manager payed great attention to detail and had excellent customer service. He was very compassionate and really cared about what we were going through. ICC was wonderful to work with. The crews were very professional and thorough.

- Brian & Jill, Woodbury

I was very pleased with the whole process. Everything went so much smoother than I expected. ICC really helped make it easy.

- Jackie, Woodbury

The crews were very professional and communicated very well. They responded very quickly to our phone calls and always made sure we knew what was going on.

- Robert, Maplewood

Thank you for the wonderful inspection findings and THANK YOU for your professionalism. So much appreciated.

- Carol, Burnsville

My project manager did a great job and was really nice to work with. My coordinator did a great job keeping me informed about the process as well. ICC was wonderful to work with; they were all very professional and treated my home well. The quality of the work done was impressive and I would definitely use them again.

- Paul, Maplewood

I was impressed by the short time it took for the clean up crew to make arrangements to meet me even though we were outside of the metro area.

- Karen, Osceola, WI

As the coordinator of facilities and grounds for the State’s fourth largest school district I am involved is a lot of activities and unfortunately some are emergencies in nature. This includes fire, floods, sewer backups and natural disasters. Thankfully this does not happen often but when it does I rely on a restoration company’s specialists who have the knowledge and equipment to quickly clean and restore the affected area of the building or grounds…

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- Mike Schwanke, Coordinator of Facilities and Grounds District 196

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