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Riverside Residents, Are You Aware of Travel Trailer Fires?

7/20/2023 (Permalink)

Motor homes, campers, and recreational vehicles are used for living and traveling. Each year, fires in them cause deaths, injuries, and millions of dollars in damages. Fires can start in the kitchen. They can start in the engine area. Sometimes the fires are electrical. With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent these fires from happening.

Most people do not realize that every year there are several hundred fires caused by electrical and cook top stoves in travel trailers. These fires can be anywhere from a small amount of soot to the extreme loss. Let SERVPRO of West Riverside city come out to perform a free estimate today.

Here are safety Tips from NFPA:


• Install smoke alarms. Make sure they work.

• Stay in the kitchen while you cook. Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop.

• Only use one heat-producing appliance plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time. Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet.

• Refrigerators, furnaces, ovens and stovetops use propane. Check them for leaks. Keep an updated gas leak detector on board.

• Have your propane system inspected to make sure it still works properly.

• Know two ways out. Make sure windows open easily.

• Have everyone practice the home fire escape plan.

• Do not keep camping heaters and lanterns on while sleeping.

• Before setting up a campfire, make sure it is allowed.

• If campfires are allowed, they need to be at least 25 feet away from anything that can burn.

• Have your vehicle serviced by a qualified mechanic.

• Keep a portable fire extinguisher on board. Only adults who know how to operate it should use it. Only use it if the fire is small and can be contained. Make sure everyone else is leaving. Make sure someone is calling the fire department.

Most of these fires can be cleaned to pre loss condition if the owner acts fast.  The fire Extinguisher dust can penetrate every inch of a trailer making it very difficult to restore. Trailers need to be mitigated professionally by SERVPRO of West Riverside city.

Contact SERVPRO of West Riverside city 951-351-8033 to help with the restoration process after your trailer fire loss so we can get you back on the road and on with your travels. 

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