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Ember fire prevention tips for Wood Village.

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Ember fire prevention tips for Wood Village.

Our family loves to sit around the outdoor fire pit in the evening. One night a gust of wind came and blew some of the embers up and onto the decking above us, and a fire broke out. It happened so quickly. Although the Wood Village fire department responded quickly and extinguished the fire before it could spread to other parts of the house, there was still a lot of fire, smoke, soot, and water damage left from the firefighting efforts.

SERVPRO of Gresham and SERVPRO of Oregon City / Sandy responds to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day and we clean and restore all kinds of property damage. Research published by the National Fire Protection Association and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety reports that deck fires have a better chance of igniting when fuel sources are closer together.  Here are some tips for minimizing fire risk from windblown embers to decks:

  • Do not store items that can ignite underneath of a deck
  • Increase the gap between deck boards from 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch
  • Increase joist spacing from 16 inches to 24 inches
  • Apply a foil-faced self-adhering flashing tape (foil-faced bitumen tape) on the top of each joist

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When your Wood Village home experiences fire damage SERVPRO of Gresham and SERVPRO of Oregon City / Sandy is here to serve you.  We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

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