4 Safe Candles Alternatives for your Home
4 Candle Alternatives That Are Safe To Use In Your Home
When darkness falls, or the air needs freshening, people often turn to candles. Despite the appeal of their various scents and simplicity, candles pose a fire risk to your home in Warren County KY. Instead of accepting the risk, you can consider any of these four candle alternatives.
1. LED String Lights
LED lights are not just for the holiday season. With their use inside your home, you can provide the same light a candle does. This can be done by stringing them across a table or filling a glass with a line of them to create a makeshift lamp. LED lights are a flameless alternative to creatively brighten your house in whatever color you wish.
2. Electric Candles
As a direct replacement for candles, tea lights use batteries instead of fire. They have the appearance of candles if you desire to preserve their aesthetic. The major advantage of electric candles compared to typical candles is the ability to leave them lit even when you can’t monitor them. With this substitution, there is no need to fear a candle fire while asleep or in another room.
3. Reed Diffusers
If the pleasant scent of a candle is what you are looking for in your candle alternatives, reed diffusers are a natural option. Using only reeds and scented oils, the aroma seeps into the air and fills a room. The scented oil comes in many varieties so you can find one to your liking without the worry of any dangerous heat.
4. Wax Warmers
While similar to a candle, wax warmers are flameless and safer. By using electricity or batteries, the dish containing wax heats up and carries the scent around like a candle but without the flame.
Candle alternatives are helpful for saving your residence from the risk of fire. Even if your best efforts of fire prevention fail, fire damage restoration is available for the aftermath of when a candle or other flame goes awry. Using flameless sources of scent and light will make your home less fire prone.
Emergencies don't just happen during business hours. That is why SERVPRO of Warren County is always ready to make it "Like it never even happened."
From waking up to a water line that has broken in your bathroom to a factory that has had a sprinkler system malfunction, SERVPRO of Warren County is available 24/7, 365 days a year to be there to help. With our expertly trained crews always available there is no need that can we can't meet.
The next time you find yourself facing a water, fire or smoke emergency don't wait until normal business hours, call SERVPRO of Warren County right when it happens. 270-796-8080 is the number you need, day or night, SERVPRO of Warren County is always ready.
Reducing Damage from Water Intrusion
SERVPRO of Warren County Can Mitigate Losses at your Business by Conducting Complete Drying
When water intrudes into a property, it can cause a lasting impact on your belongings, fittings, and building assembly. Professional technicians must understand the types of water migration, vapor concentration, and materials involved to restore a home properly.
In many cases, the core principle of commercial water restoration in Warren County is to dry the property. A dry property significantly reduces the chance of microbial growth, shrinkage, or color bleeding for textiles and deterioration of the building assembly. Modern drying equipment and advances in drying methodology can help business owners recover their premises quickly and without unnecessary inconvenience.
- Understanding the four steps to dry property is essential to quick restoration.
- Determining an early drying goal can aid efficiency through better organization and specific role management.
- Positioning air-movers optimally for quick-drying can further reduce drying times.
Return to business quicker with professional restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Warren County for commercial water restoration at 270-796-8080
Back from Storm....for now
SERVPRO of Warren County is back from a busy start to storm season. After having crews on the road for almost two months straight, we have everyone home.
Our storm crews travelled to Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to help those affected by flooding. Our crews worked 10-12 hour days 6 days a week to help those in need.
When natural disasters hit, your local SERVPRO is ready at a moments notice to travel to where the need is greatest. Whether the damage is from hurricanes, flash flooding or any other type of storm damage, SERVPRO of Warren County is ready to travel.
So if you are in need of water, smoke or fire restoration call the experts! We are available 24/7 to help you! Reach out to us at 270-796-8080
Storm Season is Upon Us
SERVPRO of Warren County has been busy helping those who need it most.
Our expertly trained storm teams have been on the move, helping homeowners and businesses make it like never even happened.
Our first stop was in Michigan, where the Detroit area suffered another round of flooding. Our crews spent close to a month helping the local SERVPRO franchise help those who experienced flooding to their homes or businesses. SERVPRO of Warren County's crews worked tirelessly to help those in need.
Before we had a chance to catch our breath, Hurricane Ida made landfall bringing devastation to the gulf coast and to the north east.
SERVPRO of Warren County sent a crew last Friday to the north east to help with the record flooding.
No job is too big, or too small, your local SERVPRO is on call 24/7 to assist you. Call us today 270-796-8080!
SERVPRO of Warren County Takes Care of your Contents
Your home or commercial facility contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Warren County understands the trauma that follows a loss. When fire damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.
Some of our Contents services include:
Inventory – One of the first priorities in fire restoration is to complete an accurate inventory to help ensure you can properly account for all your belongings. Your SERVPRO of Warren County technician can provide a detailed room-by-room inventory of contents, including digital photographs and bar codes for each item, suitable for filing insurance claims forms and relieving you of this often stressful and time-consuming process.
Move Outs – When the structure has suffered extensive damage, the cleanup and restoration process may need to be facilitated by relocating the contents for cleaning, deodorization, and storage while structural repairs are being completed. A supervised moving crew can carefully pack and move the entire contents of your home or office.
Contents Cleaning – All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. SERVPRO of Savannah technicians begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO of Warren County can provide wet or dry cleaning. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to as near as preloss condition as possible. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more.
Call SERVPRO of Warren County today!
Rain in Motorcity
SERVPRO of Warren County has been on the move. After helping those in need in Bloomington Indiana our storm team headed to motorcity.
Detroit saw over 6 inches of rain in 24 hours, causing massive flooding in metro Detroit and surrounding areas.
After a week of hard work helping those in Indiana, our team loaded up and headed to where the need was greatest. SERVPRO of Warren County's storm team worked around the clock to begin helping those effected.
SERVPRO prides itself on making it "Like it never even happened," and we mean that. If it's down the street or back to back flood events. Our expertly trained crews will work for you in the event that your home or business has been damaged by water, smoke or fire.
SERVPRO of Warren County is here to help you, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week to help you! Give us a call at 270-796-8080
On The Road Again
Residential Flooding in Bloomington Indiana
SERVPRO of Warren County has been on the road helping those effected by recent flooding. Our expert crews have been putting in long hours in Bloomington Indiana helping homeowners make it "Like it never even happened."
The Bloomington area received upwards of 6 inches of rain on June 26. Our crews were dispatched on a Sunday night to start helping those we were effected by the flooding.
SERVPRO of Warren County is the leader in water mitigation, and our professionally trained crews helped dozens of homeowners who looked to us in their time of desperate need.
SERVPRO of Warren County is always ready to help those in need. It doesn't matter if that need is right across the street or across the country, we will be faster to any disaster
If your home or business experiences a water loss, make the right call and call SERVPRO of Warren County, 24/7 at 270-796-8080
House Fires and the after effects
Dealing with the aftermath of fire damage can be extremely stressful especially when soot has made its way through your house and completely covered all of your belongings. SERVPRO of Warren County is trained and licensed to take the utmost care of your property and explain the potential issues you may experience. It should be known that soot restoration is one of the most difficult aspects of a house fire as it can be very damaging.
Soot can develop through three different methods:
- Wet soot residue—results from smoldering, low-heat fires. This residue is sticky, smeary, and has a very pungent odor.
- Dry soot residue—results from fast-burning fires with high temperatures. This residue is typically dry, powdery, and non-smeary.
- Protein residue—almost invisible but can discolor paints and varnishes in your home. This residue also has an extremely pungent odor.
Each type of soot is different and requires specific expertise to clean, call us at SERVPRO of Warren County for such needs or concerns. It is our duty to serve our customers and help make it “Like it never even happened.”
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), three of every five home fire deaths could have been prevented as they were the result of a lack of smoke alarms (38%) or broken smoke alarms (21%). Most fatal fires happen when families are asleep giving them less than adequate time to escape. A smoke alarm stands guard around the clock, and when it first senses smoke, it sounds a shrill alarm. Smoke alarms are crucial elements in the early detection of fires.
Make sure to revisit your smoke alarms and review documented statistics from the NFPA through their The Smoke Alarm Effect article.
Reach out to us at SERVPRO of Warren County for more information on fire damage restoration.
It's Candle Fire Season
Be Cautious When Using Candles
Yes, that soft light and aromatic fragrances that fill the room from a lit candle can be an easy way to create the atmosphere that you want in your home. However, candles can also become a safety hazard if they are not used properly. Candle fires are common, but the following tips can help you avoid them.
1. Don’t Leave Burning Candles Unattended:
It may seem like an annoyance to extinguish a candle every time you leave the room. However, leaving it burning could result in a candle fire if something gets too close to the flame or if it burns too low. It is best to blow out candles before going to bed at night, even if the candle is in the same room you sleep in..
2. Keep Them Away From Flammable Items:
When you are using a candle, you should be sure to have the area free of flammable objects. This can include papers as well as fabrics such as curtains and bedding. These types of items should be at least a foot away from any candles that are in use. Flammable liquids should be kept even further away.
3. Keep Them Out of Reach of Pets and Children:
Both children and pets often come with an excess of energy and curiosity. For this reason, it can be easy for them to inadvertently start a candle fire. Keep burning candles in an area that are not within reach of a child or pet, especially unsupervised!
4. Use an Alternative:
Perhaps the easiest way to prevent a is simply not to use candles at all. There are a variety of other ways that you can achieve a more relaxing home environment. If you are only interested in adding a nice scent to your home, a wax warmer is a great option. One great option is a diffuser. Diffusers are a great alternative to candles and make you house smell fantastic!
While these tips can help you prevent an emergency, accidents can still occur. Whether it is small or large, fires often require smoke cleanup and some repairs. If this happens, a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO can help return your home to its preloss condition making it "Like it never even happened."