Discussing Fire Escape Planning With Your Family
It's a scary thing to imagine, waking in the middle of the night to a loud smoke alarm and to the smell of fire. Make sure everyone in your home knows what to do in case of a fire.
Here are some tips from the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department:
If you must exit through smoke, crawl on your hands and knees.
Keep your head 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 centimeters) above the floor.
If you encounter smoke when using your primary exit, use an alternate escape route.
They also recommend testing the door before opening it.
While kneeling at the door, reach up as high as you can and touch the door, the knob, and the crack between the door and its frame with the back of your hand.
If the door is warm, use another escape route.
If the door is cool open with caution.
Put your shoulder against the door and open it slowly.
Be prepared to slam it shut if there is smoke or flame on the other side.
After The Fire
Selecting a restoration company after a fire is a critical decision. It is important to make sure that you ask, good questions and select a qualified company to help you in your time of need.
You should ask about certifications and training. Not all restoration companies study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.
IICRC The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.
SERVPRO of North Tempe has the right equipment to get the job done correctly. On any job, you want to make sure they are documenting before, during and after the loss. This can be in the form of photos, notes, and videos.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000. They have the experience and team available to help you 24/7, 365 days a year.