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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Have you ever heard of a Fire Triangle? Along with a Fourth ingredient called Tetrahedron.

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

A 3 sided triangle with the 3 elements of a fire. Heat, Fuel, Oxygen. "The Three Elements of the Fire Triangle"

Let’s take a look at the three (representation of the triangle) elements that are in fact the reason for a blaze to get started and out of control. Without the mixture of these components the fire can not survive.




Which = a firestorm.

The first facet is HEAT which may be the most essential, for without the high temperature fire can’t ignite.

The second is FUEL which is anything that can be a feeder such as wood, fabric, paper, chemicals. If there is no source. There is no fire.

The third is OXYGEN. Flames need this ingredient to start and continue to burn. In the case of a smaller fire, it’s suggested to use a fire extinguisher, dirt, sand, or a non flammable blanket or a cooling agent such as water to prohibit the release of oxygen.

The four sided geometric characterization is the fourth added component. Or “D” classification.

*Fire Tetrahedron

This = Chemical Reaction

These fires involve metals.




In this situation water will only magnify this combination. Firefighters need to use an agent such as sand to suffocate the flames.

Fire can be one of the most devastating scenarios one can encounter. Being aware of our daily habits and continual safety practices we can avoid such a tragedy.


Don't walk away from your stove when cooking.

Any electrical outlets that are showing wear should be replaced.

Unplug all small appliances, curling irons or the like when not in use.

Only burn candles in rooms you are in and blow them out when feeling tired before you fall asleep.

Smoking and ashtrays should stay outside in the open area. (They are stinky!) 

SERVPRO is the company with the experts in fire restoration. With over 1,800 locations across the US.  SERVPRO will be there in your time of need.

Stay safe.

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