Fire safety

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

ServiceMaster by Williams has been helping both home and commercial/business owners with fire damage/smoke damage clean up and restoration for over 30 years. With the ServiceMaster® Brand you get the proper equipment and training and as a locally owned business we give you the erosional care an attention you need to get your home or business back to normal…quickly!
 

What to Do if you have Fire Damage