What Would You Guess Is the Single Most Common Disaster in The US?
If you were asked to name the most common disaster across the nation, what would you guess?
The American Red Cross has the answer, and most of you probably didn't get it. Eighty percent of Americans don’t realize that home fires are the single most common disaster across the nation.
That's right, house fires. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Two out of three cooking fires start with the range or stove, this is according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Escaping a house fire is no guessing game. Does your family have a plan? Only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
Here are a few tips to help you and your family develop a two-minute escape plan.
If a fire starts, you may have less than two minutes to get to safety. Time your fire drills and find out, what’s your escape time?
Smoke is dangerous. Get low and go!
Everyone in your household should know two
ways to escape from each room in your home.
Get out and stay out. Never go back inside for
people, pets or things.
Decide where to meet once you get outside.
If you do experience a house fire, it's going to have a remediation plan after the first responders have done their job.
SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.
SERVPRO of Tarpon is the team to call (727) 934-5555. Our experts have the knowledge and the training to restore your home after a fire.
Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration, and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. Each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.
If you have questions about fire damage or any aspect of restoration, call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.