Fire Prevention and Restoration in Tarpon
Residential fires are not something most people really think about on a daily basis. Consider that in just two short minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, an entire home can be engulfed in flames. Staying safe from fires at home begins with you.
Fire prevention begins with properly installing smoke detectors throughout your home. Smoke detectors should be installed on every floor of your home and close to any bedrooms. To make sure that the detectors are in working order, you should test them once a month. Batteries in smoke detectors should be replaced once a year. 3 out of 5 deaths as a result of home fires occur in homes that do not have working smoke alarms installed.
Once you've got the smoke detectors installed, it's time to make sure that you have fire extinguishers readily available throughout your residence. These will come in handy should you experience a small fire.
Developing a plan for escape in advance will save you time which is critical during a fire.
What about after a fire occurs?
After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:
Is it safe to stay in the house?
Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
Wet materials can be very heavy.
Cleaning and attempting to restore your home requires professional knowledge, equipment, and products. Past results demonstrate that DIY efforts fall short, result in greater personal losses, extend repair time and increase expenses.
SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready to help 24 hours a day. Trained, experienced specialists are available to restore your home or business. We are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
SERVPRO of Tarpon is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
If you have fire damage call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.