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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
Car and home titles
Family photos or heirlooms

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

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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