As a restoration company, we see the destruction and loss of life from fire on a daily basis. Fires can occur from a variety of preventable causes. We encourage all to take a proactive response to planning, preparing, and training in the case of fire in your home or business, and there is no better time to do this than during National Fire Prevention Week.
Manage your risk by checking your smoke alarms at least twice a year, as 50% of home fire deaths result from non-working smoke alarms! Be sure to have an evacuation route planned with the appropriate fire escape equipment. For both homes and businesses, it is important to be mindful of spontaneous combustion and how you can prevent the chance of this occurring. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an estimated 14,070 fires occur annually from spontaneous combustion. Learn more about spontaneous combustion here.
The U.S. Fire Administration has a large selection of resources, including a wide range of U.S. fire statistics. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were approximately 365,500 house fires in the U.S. resulting in 2,650 civilian deaths and 11,075 civilian injuries resulting in $7 billion in property damage in 2015. Here are some tips to help keep your house safe from a fire.
What does your family or business do to prepare for and prevent fires from occurring? Let us know in the comments section!
Although prevention is necessary and important, it isn’t a 100% guarantee that you will be able to keep your home or office from catching fire by following these steps and strategies. Unpredictable fires can and do happen. Just know that when they do, Berks Fire Water Restorations is here 24/7 to help you through this unfortunate event. Our goal is to help repair your home or office in a timely and efficient fashion while taking as much stress off of you as we can.
At Berks Fire Water, we take care of everything from beginning to end. We will handle your insurance, and there is a seven year warranty on all of the work that we do. Learn more about our fire damage services here.