EL PASO, Texas-- Thursday, a system at a Westside apartment complex caught fire in one of its systems on Mesa Street near Resler Drive.
Simply work saturdays and sunday on Sunday, the Motel 6 on Lomaland Drive in eastern El Paso went ablaze causing a three alarm-alarm fire.
Both, fire private investigators said, are because of drain work, particularly soldering water pipes with a torch.
Mike Duran, with Plumbers, stated it might have to do with exactly how consumers want the work done in their residences.
"A great deal of it relates to not opening up the location appropriately where you're going to be soldering. Some people do not intend to open up the wall surfaces large sufficient as well as in some cases in our case we prefer opening the wall surfaces up huge so we could make sure we are not burning anything," Duran said.
When you do have drain work done in your residence or company, Mike recommends making certain your plumbing contractors are prepared with a fire extinguisher and various other drain specific-specific safety and security equipment.
"It's called great gel. When you apply warmth to something, we actually spray the location down (for). If we're soldering as well as there's a pipeline up here against the air condition service wall surface when we are applying heat, this will really avoid the walls from burning," Duran said.
"There's another thing called the flame covering, and the blanket actually goes behind the copper as you can view shown on the image below. That you can actually be heating the pipeline as well as it won't burn the wall too," Duran added.
If the work does induce a fire, phone call 911, even if it shows up the fire is out.