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Home & Business Fire Safety & Prevention Checklist - ServiceMaster Mobile, AL

(251) 653-9333 & (251) 928-1028 are the numbers for ServiceMaster Advanced Cleaning & Restoration serving Mobile & Baldwin Counties in South Alabama and Coastal Mississippi. We have been providing water damage restoration, fire cleanup mitigation and mold remediation along the Gulf Coast for over thirty years. Our web site is full of articles and pictures of aural jobs that we have performed right here on the Gulf Coast. Here is a link to our site: http://www.servicemastermobilealabama.com
 
The article below was written by our franchisor, ServiceMaster Restore
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Homes & Business Fire Safety & Prevention Checklists

If a fire occurs in your home or business, the first priority is to get out, stay out and call for help. With more than 1.3 million fires occurring in the United States each year, a fire prevention checklist is essential for both residential and commercial properties. Having the checklist helps you be proactive and take important steps to reduce the risk for a fire.

Home Fire Safety Checklist

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2013, there were 369,500 residential house fires in the United States. This number is down from 10 years ago and is lower than the 458,000 fires that occurred in 1993. With increasing fire risk awareness and advanced technologies for flame retardant materials, home fire safety has improved, but we can make it even better.

A comprehensive home fire safety checklist is something every home needs. This list should include a variety of fire safety protocols and reminders that can reduce the risk for fire in your home. Fire safety tips from ServiceMaster® Restore include:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Turn off the oven before leaving the house.
  • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years or as needed.
  • Practice electrical cord safety: no frays or tears.
  • Never use a generator indoors.
  • Have a family/roommate fire escape plan.

Home Fire Safety Checklist

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2013, there were 369,500 residential house fires in the United States. This number is down from 10 years ago and is lower than the 458,000 fires that occurred in 1993. With increasing fire risk awareness and advanced technologies for flame retardant materials, home fire safety has improved, but we can make it even better.

In order to prevent fires in your home, make sure to follow the expert tips below:

  •   Neverleaveaburningcandleunattended

  •   Turnofftheovenbeforeleavingthehouse

  •   Replace smoke alarms every 10 years or as needed

  •   Practiceelectricalcordsafety

o Make sure there are no frays or tears in any of your cords

  •   Neveruseageneratorindoors

  •   Haveafamily/roommatefireescapeplan

o Make sure everyone knows where to go in the event of an emergency 

Fire Safety Checklist for Businesses

Commercial properties and businesses are not immune to fire hazards, in fact there are often  more hazards at a business than in your home. It’s essential to have a Fire Safety Plan for your business. The plan, including escape routes, needs to be posted so all employees are aware of the plan. Employees must know that fire safety is everyone’s responsibility and be encouraged to recognize and report any fire hazards that they may see during their day/shift.

Fire safety tips for businesses include:

  • Fire extinguishers are available and in proper working condition.
  • Sprinkler systems, smoke/fire alarms are in working condition and tested regularly.
  • All fire doors are kept shut.
  • Exits and fire escape routes are marked properly.
  • Building/business address must be visible and easy to see for firefighters and rescue teams.

Fire Safety Checklist for Businesses

Commercial properties and businesses are not immune to fire hazards, in fact, there are often more hazards at a business than in your home. It's essential to have a Fire Safety Plan for your business. The plan, including escape routes, needs to be posted so all employees are aware of the plan. Employees must know that fire safety is everyone's responsibility and be encouraged to recognize and report any fire hazards that they may see during their day/shift.

Follow the safety tips for business below:

Fireextinguishersareavailableandinproperworkingcondition
o Make sure employees have basic understanding of how fire extinguishers work

  •   Sprinklersystems,smoke/firealarmsareinworkingconditionandtestedregularly

  •   Allfiredoorsarekeptshut

  •   Exitsandfireescaperoutesaremarkedproperly

o Review exit plans with employees
Building/business address must be visible and easy to see for firefighters and rescue team

Remember that YOU AND YOU ALONE, decide who works in your home or business. YOU decide who handles your most precious of possessions! Tell your insurance provider that you want SERVICEMASTER ADVANCED  or call us directly. Make sure that there is no confusion. There are other mitigation companies, and even others with similar sounding names. We are ServiceMaster Advanced, The Master of Disaster. "WE WOULD BE HONORED TO SERVE YOU."  (251) 653-9333 or (251) 928-1028.