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Common Fire Safety Hazards

2/2/2024 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damage This Plantation home had a fire in the attic that caused significant damage. Luckily, the homeowner was safe and called SERVPRO of East Coral Springs.

Did you know over 100,000 fires occur each year, costing over 2.5 billion dollars in damage?

Just like any other type of disaster, you can't always predict when a fire will break out. However, you can take steps to prevent fires from happening in your home or commercial property. 

Every employee or family member is responsible for preventing fires. A safety protocol should be in place in the workplace. Keep a list of potential fire hazards posted where every employee can see it and conduct trainings frequently to remind employees of potential hazards. Emergency exits should be clear and free from obstacles. Fire extinguishers should be accessible and staff should be trained on how and when to use them. Annual fire inspections are a requirement in all commercial properties.  

In the home, items such as lighters and matches should be kept out of reach at all times. A fire escape plan should be practiced regularly and emergency exits should be clear and accessible. Fire extinguishers should be kept in the kitchen, garage, and any areas with potential fire hazards. 

In both commercial properties and homes, overloaded electrical outlets should be avoided at all times. Regular inspections of wiring and outlets are important as well. Smoke detectors are required and help save lives! Check your smoke detector batteries each month to ensure they are in working condition. 

It is everyone's responsibility to prevent fires from happening. Following these simple steps can not only save your property from being damaged, but it can also save lives. 

SERVPRO of East Coral Springs is the leader in fire/smoke damage restoration. If you have experienced a loss in your Coral Springs, Margate, Coconut Creek, or Parkland home, we can help. Call today for an inspection. 

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