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5 Fire Damage Risks Due to Hoarding

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Hoarding is a condition that can pose serious hazards including unsanitary conditions and risk of injury as well as the risk of fire. Extreme clutter can increase the risk of fire, but also exacerbates the fires ability to spread quickly which could lead to devastating damage, injury, and even fatality.

Most don’t associate hoarding with a fire hazard or mold damage. However, the clutter resulting from piles of clothing, electronics, flammable cleaning products and the like can increase the risk of fire in multiple ways such as:

Tips for Fire Safety

Hoarding can be a dangerous behavior. The risk of fire is bar none one of the most prevalent dangers of hoarding because of how quickly a fire can spread in a home with lots of debris.  Hire a professional to provide debris removal services and discuss fire safety tips to lower the risk of fire and injury.  Fire damage restoration experts can help to restore the damage caused by fire and will aid in cleaning up and restoring any contents that have been damaged.

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