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How Can Fire Extinguishers Assist in Lessening Fire Restoration Need in Clearwater Properties?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration needs.

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Years of Training and Experience for Every Clearwater House Fire Cleanup

Increasing the odds against fire damage involves upping the fire safety around your Clearwater property. One of the basics for prevention is an accessible fire extinguisher in several rooms within the structure. Having the power to stop a fire before it spreads can help limit the amount of fire cleanup needed in a home.

SERVPRO handles fire restoration in the Clearwater area and sees the homes in the aftermath of both large and small house fires. The most important part of owning a fire extinguisher is learning when to use it and how to operate it correctly. SERVPRO techs recommend only using this tool if it is safe to do so and there is access to fresh air and no issues with toxic smoke. Other considerations include:

  • Make sure all residents of the house (including pets are out) and someone has called 911
  • Create a fire plan and practice it monthly, including instructing all family members how to operate the fire extinguisher
  • If the fire is big, do not attempt to tackle it alone; leave the premises and let first responders handle it

SERVPRO recommends checking the smoke detectors in the home monthly. Operating a fire extinguisher is simple and remember the P.A.S.S. method, which is to pull the pin, aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire, squeeze on the trigger and continue to sweep from side to side until the flames are eliminated. 

Even a small fire can leave pungent odors and smoke damage. SERVPRO technicians can remove both the smells and visible traces of the fire in homes quickly and efficiently. 

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach at (727) 614-0099 supports the local Clearwater community for any size and type of fire restoration services. 

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