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Fire Protection and Prevention

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Every business knows they NEED to get fire and general liability insurance policies, but how many companies have thought of fire prevention practices and making an Emergency Ready Plan? You can follow a few tips to help prevent fire loss and build an emergency ready plan with SERVPRO.
-The first fire prevention tip is to have fire protection equipment such as a sprinkler system. You will also want to have a smoke detector and a multipurpose fire extinguisher.
-The second fire prevention tip is to have an electrician inspect your appliances and make any repairs necessary. Leave space behind devices that heat up in an effort to prevent overheating. You will also want to ask the fire marshall to review your building to ensure everything is up to code. Practice good housekeeping by dusting off electric appliances and storing chemicals and liquids in the appropriate designated space. You will also want to ensure any tools that require heat are thoroughly cooled off before storing them.
-The third piece of advice is to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.
If your business has the capability, store an emergency kit packed with bottled water, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and an escape mask to fight against smoke inhalation. Every employee should know where this kit is. It is also vital for each employee to know all the exits, where all the fire extinguishers are, and understand the emergency plan. SERVPRO can help you by setting up an Emergency Ready Plan. In this plan, we help you gather all the information you and your team will need to know in case of an emergency. An example of this would be listing the number to your electrician and other numbers you may need to call in case of an emergency. Call SERVPRO of South Cabarrus day or night, and we will help you and make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

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