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National Preparedness Month 2022: Fires

9/17/2022 (Permalink)

With September being National Preparedness Month, we at SERVPRO of West Greenville County like to take this month to give our community reminders on how you can prepare your home and business against disaster. There are all types of disasters that can strike your home or business that are out of our control, but how the structure holds up to the disaster and how quickly the mitigation and remediation work is done, is completely up to you! 

When preparing your home or business for a Fire, there are some important things to keep in mind, courtesy of Ready.gov. 

  • Fire is FAST! In less that 30 seconds, a small flame can grow into a major fire. In minutes, a house can be engulfed in flames. 
  • Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening that flames. Room temp. in a fire can be 100 at floor level and rise to 600 at eye level. 
  • Fire is DARK! It starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. 

To help prepare for a house fire, make sure you have done annual maintance to your fire alarms, and check them monthly to ensure they are working properly. For a business, make sure that sprinkler systems are installed properly and tested regularly. In both structures, keeping the doors closed can not only save your life, but prevent extensive smoke and soot damages to rooms not directly affected by the flames. 

To do more research on how to prepare for disaster, visit ready.org. 

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