Fire can make your life easier. But then again, it can turn it into a nightmare within seconds. It can gut down and raze your valuables when you least expect. It can raze an empire you took ages to build. But you do not have to be worried about it. After all, it is easy to prevent fire, and even control it. But just how do you go about fire prevention and control? Do you take into account the obvious fire extinguisher tips or there is something more? Read on to find out.

Your paint

Your paint can make fire spread within minutes. That is, if the paint you have on your walls and furniture is flammable and oil based. The home improvement market is awash with inflammable paints. They may be a little more expensive than regular paint but they can go a long way to control fire.


Forget about smoke detectors. Consider gas detectors. Better yet, consider two in one detectors. That is, a smoke and gas detector in one device. Then have an expert around to help you decide on where the detector should be placed. Keep in mind that you may need to install more than two detectors in your home, especially if your house is big.

Your children

Do they know what to do in the event of a fire breakout? Can they help themselves? Chances are, they can’t. Teach them basic survival skills, like how to put out a fire, fire types and how to use the extinguisher. You won’t worry so much about home fires the next time you leave them alone. In case fire happens, it is very important to call a fire department fast. Then, call your damage restoration service for fast cleanup that will prevent further damage.

There are several water damage service providers online and offline, each with what seems like the best deals for homeowners who have to deal with water damage problems from time to time. The companies use hoodwinking tactics to rip off gullible homeowners. It gets worse with the fact that the companies crop up every other day. The best one can do when seeking the services of a water damage service provider is to exercise caution. With that in mind, avoid the following types of water damage companies at all costs.

The ‘unreviewed’ company

No good company can survive without a few reviews from their clients. Use the reviews to your advantage. The reviews should help you to know whether you are about to get ripped off or receive value for your money. In a nutshell, give top priorities to companies that have the best reviews online and offline.

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The average company

It is easy to identify an average water damage service provider. First off, any website that seems to have been neglected is a sure sign that you are about to deal with an average water damage service provider. A good company will always update their website. That means the phone numbers provided should be working. It also means the website should at the very least, say something about their services, personnel and working hours.

The jack of all trades

Avoid any company that seems to be involved in so many services. Stick to that company known for their royalty services and customer services on water damage. Should the company be involved in a service or business that is not in any way related to water damage, keep off.

Mold avoiding company

Most good water damage companies handle mold as well. However, some of them avoid it. You don’t want to hire a water damage company that doesn’t do mold removal. In case they don’t do it, they don’t care about it so they will not prevent it from growing after the damage.

The inexperienced company

Hiring a new company is not bad. It is however a gamble, especially if the damage you suffered was huge. Stick to experienced companies. That way, you can be assured of impeccable customer service as well as value for your money.

Imagine waking up one morning in your Kingston home just to find a flooded kitchen and a leaking sewer system. The first thing that hits one mind in such a moment is to call for help. There is nothing wrong with that only that most people first tense before calling for help. Turn off the main valves. Then take your time to save what you can. Open your windows for some fresh air then go online, look for service providers and vet each.

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Consider experience

There are lots of companies in Kingston that claim to be experienced. Most of them are not. They lie with the intention of ripping off unsuspecting homeowners. Go for that popular and well known service provider. You may have to pay more for their services, but they hardly disappoint. What’s more, they know what customer satisfaction is all about.


It is easy to know how a company conducts its affairs and treats its customers from the kind of feedback it receives from its clients. It gets better with the fact that there are independent review websites out there that can help you find a reputable water damage company in Kingston with ease. Use such reviews to your advantage. Stick to reputable service providers with the highest rating from clients they have served before.

Working hours

You never know when you will need your leaking plumbing system fixed or when your sewer system will fail you. It could be a matter of emergency at midnight. With that in mind, consider companies that work round the clock.