October is Fire Safety Month

ServiceMaster Restore Offers Fire Safety and Prevention Tips
Smoke Detector Tips

When Should I use a Fire Exstinguisher?

Fire Safety Plan
1. Establish shelters and meeting places.
2. Make a list of emergency contacts, and make sure your family has access to the information.
3. Create an emergency kit.
Your family’s emergency kit should include:

Non-perishable food
Bottled water
Blankets
Flashlights and batteries
Important medications
And other emergency items

See the full article from ServiceMaster on Family Safety Plans.
Fire Prevention Tips for your Home

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.

Fire Safety Tips for your Business

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.
Consider Having our Pre Loss Planning Experts Evaluate Your Business Risk

See our full Fire Safety Checklist
What to Save in the Event of a Fire
Critical items you may want to save from a fire include:

Social Security cards
Birth certificates
Medical records
Marriage records
Passports
Car and home titles
Family photos or heirlooms

Read more about what to save in case of a fire on the ServiceMaster Blog.

 

Candle Safety
1. Always keep any lit flame attended- no surface is safe from a burning candle.
2. Wax melts, wickless candles and tea lights are also susceptible to drafts, being knocked over and spills. Always remain vigilant with any flames.
 
 
Read more about candle safety myths from ServiceMaster Restore.
 
 
 
 
What to do After your Experience a Fire

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What to Do if My Water Heater Fails

What to Do if Your Water Heater Fails from ServiceMaster Restore
*Please note this video is intended just to prevent further water damage to your home. If your water heater has leaked water in your basement you should immediately call a plumber and ServiceMaster by Williams to prevent the risk of shock and other dangers.

Watch the Video Below if your Basement is Flooded
 

By |August 12th, 2017|disaster restoration, flood clean up, flood damage, flooded basement, home safety tips, ServiceMaster|Comments Off on What to Do if My Water Heater Fails

What to do After a Fire

Fire Damage Tips from ServiceMaster Restore
ServiceMaster is dedicated to helping homeowners and business owners get back to normal quickly following a fire or water damage emergency. Educating customers throughout the process is a major priority for us a ServiceMaster by Williams. Along with the video, visit our Fire Damage Restoration Services Page for more information about the restoration process following a fire as well as the many services we provide in this category of services.
 
ServiceMaster by Williams offers 24/7/365 Emergency Services for Fire Damage in Worcester, Franklin and Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts

By |July 11th, 2017|disaster restoration, fire damage, home safety tips, ServiceMaster|Comments Off on What to do After a Fire

Disaster Emergency Mobile App

ServiceMaster Exclusive Sponsor of American Red Cross’ Red Cross Emergency App
ServiceMaster has recently announced that it will be the exclusive sponsor of the American Red Cross’ Red Cross Emergency App. This mobile app will provide alerts to significant weather events and offers expert safety advice on disaster preparedness.

“Protecting and maintaining homes and businesses is in our DNA, and we believe the Red Cross app is another way we can help bring valuable content delivered on a trusted mobile platform to millions of users who want timely access to information when disaster threatens or strikes,” states Rob Gillette, CEO of ServiceMaster, in a recent article with Bizjournal.

This Mobile App can be used for Alerts and Information for these Disasters

hurricanes
floods
tornadoes
wild fires

Download Emergency also Features

monitoring for more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts
prioritized steps to take during an emergency
instant access to safety information even without mobile connectivity

DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY
Download Emergency can be downloaded for mobile phones and tablets. For more information, visit: www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps

The app can be downloaded by texting “GETEMERGENCY” to 90999
Receive weather alerts when the NOAA issues a tornado watch or warning for your community – you can also add any location where family members and loved ones are living.

Text: “GETNADO” to 90999
Monitor hurricane conditions in your local area, throughout the storm track, and let others know you are safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETCANE” to 90999
Receive notification when an earthquake occurs, find help and let others know you’re safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETQUAKE” to 90999
Get preparation tips, news and updates on active wildfires. Plus, let loved ones know you’re safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETFLOOD” to 90999
Learn and prepare your family and friends for flooding, evacuation […]

By |October 24th, 2016|disaster restoration, fire damage, flood clean up, flood damage, home safety tips, pre loss planning, ServiceMaster|Comments Off on Disaster Emergency Mobile App

Fire Safety Checklist

Fire Safety Checklist for Home & Business

A fire can be one of the most devastating disasters any home or business can encounter. While ServiceMaster specializes in fire damage restoration, your first priority as a home or business owner is to prevent a fire from occurring in the first place. Should a fire occur, your only priority should be to get everyone out safely and call 911 for help…you can deal with clean up and loss after the fire is safely put out.

Fire Safety Plans

Home Prevention
Here are some basic tips from ServiceMaster® Restore for preventing a fire in your home.

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.

Business Fire Prevention
It is essential to have a fire safety plan for commercial properties and businesses. There are often more hazards at a business than in your home. ServiceMaster® Restore recommendations for a Fire safety Plan start with : “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 from ServiceMaster® Restore 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.

Complete Business Fire Safety Checklist

Call 1-877-721-7470 for an Immediate Response 24/7/365
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By |August 15th, 2016|disaster restoration, fire damage, fire safety, home safety tips, pre loss planning|Comments Off on Fire Safety Checklist
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