This week is Fire Prevention Week. We at Servicemaster Restoration by the Griffin Company thought this would be a great time to share some thoughts that may help us all prepare for possible fires.
Always make sure you have the tools and supplies needed to help safe you and your love one’s lives.
- You should always have smoke detectors installed on every level of your home. Inside each bedroom and outside sleeping areas. These should be tested once a month.
- Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Have an adequate number of Fire Extinguishers to meet your home’s needs.
- It is also a good a to have fire sprinklers installed.
- Have a fireproof lock box for essential documents.
Of course, you should regularly test equipment like smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they have batteries and are in working order. Check fire extinguishers for an expiration date; these should be replaced every few years.
In addition to protecting your home, you could do several things to also make your community more fire safe.
- Make sure your local fire department has adequate resources to train, staff, and equip for a fire.
- Discuss community wildfire prevention initiatives.
- Help neighbors coordinate to clean roofs, gutters, and decks of debris
- Make sure all the houses in your neighborhood are clearly numbered and driveways are kept clear.
- Check with members of your community to ensure they all have emergency bags of personal items in case they must evacuate.
- Form a group to go around the community to make sure all wood piles are at least 30 feet from their homes.
- Coordinate 2 routes out of the community in case of road blockages due to the fire.
We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company hope that this information was helpful. Please remember that if a fire does occur that we are the experts in Mobile and Baldwin Counties in Alabama and surrounding cities in helping your get your home back in shape as quickly as possible. We serve the Mobile, Theodore, Saraland, Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Foley, Robertsdale, Loxley, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach Alabama cities. Please visit our website at http://www.servicemasternow.com to learn more about us and our services.