Is your home a fire Hazard?
A fire can happen within minutes and with little to no warning - it starts with the smallest of flames, then it spreads while it searches for fuel. And before you know it you could have a life threatening situation on your hands. But fires can be prevented and with some very simple precautions. It is important that we take the time to be diligent in fire safety. It may seem tedious and an inconvenience, but I promise you losing your home or business to a fire can be a much bigger inconvenience. Here are some simple precautions you can take.
- Smoke alarms can double your chance of you surviving a fire. And it goes without saying that in your home or business, you should have several.
- Do not be neglectful when it comes to testing them. Check the batteries regularly
- You should test them once a month and change the batteries every 6 months
- Keep fire extinguishers in your home. Make sure they are easily accessible
- In your kitchen keep paper towels, hand towels and curtains away from burners
- If your microwave is not built in, make sure it is free of surrounding clutter and has good ventilation
- Do not have more than one heating device plugged into an outlet
In the event that you have experienced a fire, there are a few questions to ask such as:
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- What electrical or slip and fall hazards are there?
- Determine what activities are safe for you to perform
- Wet materials can be very heavy so be careful
We here at SERVPRO understand how devastating a fire can be. And that is why we always strive to be the very best in cleaning up after a fire. Our motto is “Like it never even happened.” We have highly trained technicians and project managers that will walk you through the process with care and compassion. We will work with you from start to finish and work to get you back in your home or business safely and quickly.
If you have experienced a fire in your home or business, please call us at (616) 647-4300