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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire damage to mobile home, SERVPRO did repairs as well.

This mobile home in Hubert, NC experienced water and soot damage due to an electrical fire starting in the young sons wall in his bedroom, thankfully, no one was harmed. With electrical fires there is usually hardly no fire damage, the damage mostly comes from the soot that is occurred from the electrical fire.

Here is some electrical fire facts provided by ESFI:

Facts and Statistics

  • Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly than 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.
  • Electrical distribution systems are the third leading cause of home structure fires.
  • Each year in the United States, arcing faults are responsible for starting more than 28,000 home fires, killing and injuring hundreds of people, and causing over $700 million in property damage.
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that electrical receptacles are involved in 5,300 fires every year, causing forty deaths and more than 100 consumer injuries.
  • Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke detectors.  

Stay safe Carteret and Onslow County!