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Fire Safety

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Safety Fire Safety

SERVPRO® of Charles County is your local Family Owned and Operated Cleaning Restoration Company. While we are experiencing these scorching heat waves, we would like to give you some Fire Safety Tips.

There are house fires every 24 second and that is more than 3,000 fires each day. House fires can be prevented, and unattended cooking is the leading cause of the house fires. Leaving unattended things plugged in which can get hot and cause an electrical fire. Also, make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor and every room in your home.

  • Never leave food cooking unattended, especially deep fryers and other frying equipment.
  • Avoid using portable and fixed space heaters, as heating equipment is the second leading cause of house fire deaths.
  • Create a fire plan that gets you out of your home in less than 2 minutes and practice it.
  • Avoid smoking in the house.

Be sure to check your smoke detectors each month and make sure your fire extinguishers are in a place where they are easy to grab, if needed.

To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word "PASS:"

  • Pull the pin. Hold the fire extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and remove the pin to unlock it.
  • Aim low. Point the nozzle at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
  • Sweep the nozzle from side to side.

If you are faced with an emergency and need assistance call 911. Once your emergency has been controlled please do not hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill as we are always Here to Help! We will walk you through the cleanup, restoration and reconstruction process and get you back to living life.

We are available 24/7/365 @ 301.753.8313 

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