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Church Fires are More Common Than You Think

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

Several red pillar candles burn in a dark room There are an average of three church fires a day in the United States.

A church holds a special place in the hearts of its parishioners. Often, communities come together as one to erect a new place of worship for the residents. Once the church is built, it is especially important to understand that contributing factors could lead to the new church becoming susceptible to fire. Donated labor, while appreciated, could often unintentionally overlook important safety guidelines required for construction.

There is an average of three church fires per day in the United States. While the number is relatively small in regards to the thousands of American churches, a church fire often causes tens of thousands of dollars in damages, resulting in the church being declared a total loss. Almost 35% of these church fires can be attributed to defective furnaces and stoves. The second leading cause of church fires is a result of defective wiring. Churches should have protection against lightning and quality installation of light and heating elements.

SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale understands that your church is an extension of your home.  Should the unthinkable happen and your church suffer fire damage or water damage, give us a call at 662-281-1881 and we'll make it “Like it never even happened.”

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