Recent Fire Damage Posts

Dryer Fire in Mount Clemens?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A dirty lint trap is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Macomb County.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA,) 2900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated $35 million in property loss. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Macomb County, and some of these fires could have been prevented. The USFA reports that you are at a higher risk of having a clothes dryer fire if you don’t clean your lint filter and dryer vents.

Here are some clothes dryer safety tips from the USFA:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter
  • Clean the lint filter before and after each cycle
  • Do not forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build-up
  • Check the venting system behind the dryer to make sure that it is not damaged, crushed, or restricted
  • Make sure that the outdoor vent covering opens when the dryer is operating

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need emergency fire restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Dryer Fire in Mount Clemens?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A dirty lint trap is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Macomb County.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA,) 2900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated $35 million in property loss. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Macomb County, and some of these fires could have been prevented. The USFA reports that you are at a higher risk of having a clothes dryer fire if you don’t clean your lint filter and dryer vents.

Here are some clothes dryer safety tips from the USFA:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter
  • Clean the lint filter before and after each cycle
  • Do not forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build-up
  • Check the venting system behind the dryer to make sure that it is not damaged, crushed, or restricted
  • Make sure that the outdoor vent covering opens when the dryer is operating

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need emergency fire restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in Mount Clemens. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

House Fire Checklist: What to Do and What Not to Do After a House Fire

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

A house fire is a terrible event that can unsettle homeowners both physically and emotionally. It is one of the commonest disasters in the USA. There has been a lot of information on how to prevent house fires. That is because it is better not to experience it in the first place. But since house fires are rampant, there is a possibility that you may encounter one.

No matter the size of the house, fire outbreaks are possible. That is because several factors expose every home to a house fire. The common causes include:

  • Electrical cables and equipment: It could occur following a malfunction from the wires deep inside the walls, an overloaded power point, faulty electrical appliances, frayed cords, inadequate wiring, and poor use of power point extension cords.
  • Candles: Candles can cause fire outbreaks in the house if you use them poorly.
  • Cooking equipment: Cooking equipment like pans and pots can lead to fire outbreaks if they overheat.
  • Flammable liquids: Flammable liquids like methylated spirits, petrol, or kerosene can cause a house fire if they are close to heat sources.
  • Heating: If you have a portable heater or furnace close to curtains, clothes, furniture, or laundry, they can lead to fire outbreaks.
  • Children: Out of curiosity, children can set things on fire to see the effect.
  • Smoking indoors: The butt of cigarettes can stay lit for a long time. If you do not put them off completely, they can ignite fire once they contact flammable materials.

Because of the emotional events that homeowners go through, they may tend to do things that will worsen the situation, warns Nelson PM. For that reason, this article aims to help you stay coordinated and prevent mistakes that can affect your insurance claims or expose your household to danger.

Below is a checklist of what to do and what not to do after a house fire.

What to do after a house fire

Ensure that your family is safe.  Stay calm and reassure them. Check for signs of injuries on yourself, family members, and pets.

  1. Get a safe place to stay. Irrespective of the level of damage, you should not remain in that house.
  2. Contact your family and friends to inform them about the house fire. Also, reassure them of your safety.
  3. Contact your insurance company. Inform them about the fire outbreak and only give answers to the questions you know. Start the claim process to help address your needs. The insurance company will provide recommendations for restoring or cleaning up the property. They may also help to secure the house.
  4. Secure your home to protect it from unlawful entry and terrible weather even when it is damaged.
  5. Contact the local police department to inform them about the event. Doing this will help protect the house from looting since it is vacant.
  6. Contact utility providers to inform them about the fire so that they can temporarily shut off utility supplies to you.
  7. Get a copy of the fire report from your local fire department, read the summary, and file it. Your insurance company will find it valuable.
  8. Call a restoration company to assess the property. After a fire outbreak, the damages do not stop. For that reason, it is essential to get a restoration company early. Doing so will prevent further damage to the property.
  9. Get permission from the fire department to access the property. With that, you can take photographs and also note the level of damage. The restoration company should be present while you are doing this to prevent further damage.
  10. Create and keep a record of your belongings. Note the damaged and undamaged items. Do not dispose of damaged items yet.
  11. Retrieve all valuables such as passports, identity cards, certificates, licenses, financial records, medical records, and prescription drugs. Note that you are only retrieving the prescription drugs so that you can get a replacement.
  12. Keep up with financing your mortgage even after the house fire. Your insurance company will handle your losses.
  13. Notify your children’s school to let them know the situation your kids are going through.
  14. Notify the post office so that they will know whether to hold or forward your mail.
  15. Commence a replacement process for vital documents that were damaged by the fire.

What not to do after a house fire

  1. Do not gain access to the house without permission from the local fire department.
  2. Do not enter the house except you are fully kitted with personal protective equipment.
  3. Do not consume food items or drugs that were exposed to the fire.
  4. Do not use items that were damaged by the fire.
  5. Do not turn on any utilities until you are sure that they are safe.
  6. Do not attempt to wash or clean off the fire residue by yourself. Let professionals handle it.
  7. Do not attempt to start any vehicle that was damaged by the fire.

Escape Planning Tips for New Baltimore?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that of the 71 percent of people who have a fire escape plan, only 41 percent have tested it. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in New Baltimore and offer these tips for escape planning from the NFPA:

  • Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or a mailbox) a safe distance away from the home where everyone can meet
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year
  • Practice using different ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave as a closed-door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area
  • Install alarms on every level of the home
  • Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day in New Baltimore. Call us today at 586-598-5050. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Barbeque Fire in Mount Clemens?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Now that the weather is warming up, people are spending more time outside barbequing food. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), seven out of every ten adults in the United States have a grill or smoker. This high number of barbeque and smoker enthusiasts translates to lots of opportunities for home fires.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year, and we want everyone in Mount Clemens to have a great barbeque season. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA to keep you safe this grilling season:

SAFETY TIPS

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond to residential and commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your fire damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration Services in Mount Clemens?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

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When my Mount Clemens home was damaged by fire; every surface had to be cleaned. Even in the rooms where the fire had not damaged any surfaces or furnishings, there was smoke, smoke odor, and dirty soot clinging to everything.

At first, I thought I could clean the walls and countertops myself, but this was impossible. I ended making more of a mess. A friend told me about SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, and I’m glad they did.

They came in and pretested the items and areas requiring cleaning to determine what cleaning method to use. They used specialized equipment to clean the walls, ceilings, floors, light fixtures, and countertops quickly and efficiently!

At SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, we offer a full range of contents restoration services for any fire damage situation. Here is our fire damage restoration process:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Call Us!

When your Mount Clemens home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of fire restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire-Damaged Keepsakes Restored in New Baltimore?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Old family photos, family letters, and an antique gold pocket watch lay a table. Mt. Clemens and New Baltimore residents trust us to restore their keepsakes!

Specialty Restoration Services

There are some things that can never be replaced. Family photos, letters, and other keepsakes tell the story of your family and will continue to tell your family’s story for generations to come. Fires, no matter how small, can cause damage to everything in the house. Smoke and oily soot travel through the air on the hot flames, and the water used by the firefighters causes collateral damage.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been restoring fire-damaged keepsakes, family photos, and important documents for Macomb County residents in New Baltimore and Mount Clemens for years. We understand that your family keepsakes are irreplaceable, and we handle them with the care they deserve. Although some photos and documents may not be restored to preloss condition, we can save a great deal and minimize additional damage. We use these five options when restoring documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Call Us Today!

When your New Baltimore home or business has a fire damage emergency, and you need help restoring your precious keepsakes and belongings, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to serve you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Renovation Fire in New Baltimore?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

A kitchen in a home is in the process of being renovated. Mount Clemens and New Baltimore area residents rely on us to mitigate fires damage.

Renovators beware!

According to an article from CNBC, last year kitchen and remodeling services saw a 40 percent jump in demand, and home extensions and additions jumped 52 percent above the previous year. In a  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report, three out of every four fires in structures under construction involved residential properties. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore responds to fire damage emergencies in the New Baltimore area throughout the year, and we see firsthand the damage even a small fire can cause.

Here are some more interesting NFPA report highlights:

  • The leading cause of fires in structures was electrical distribution and lighting equipment, accounting for nearly one-quarter of fires.
  • A structural member or framing was the leading item first ignited in structures under major renovation, accounting for one-fifth of direct property damage.
  • The leading factors contributing to the ignition of fires in structures under major renovation included electrical failures or malfunctions and heat sources too close to combustible materials.
  • Arcing was the leading heat source in these fires, followed by a spark, ember, or flame from operating equipment, radiated or conducted heat from operating equipment, and unclassified heat from powered equipment.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, has a team of highly trained technicians on call to respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hot Ashes Fire in New Baltimore?

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

A wood stove is shown with logs blazing in the firebox. We are fire damage restoration specialists in the Mount Clemens and New Baltimore areas.

Hot Ash Disaster in New Baltimore

I had no idea how long ashes could remain flammable until my uncle disposed of a bucket of ashes from my wood burning stove, and they caught on fire in the trash can! Thankfully we were able to put the fire out quickly and no one was hurt. We all learned a valuable lesson in fire safety!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore restores fire damage from all kinds of accidental fire scenarios. We know that every second counts when mitigating fire damage and our team of highly trained fire and water restoration professionals have the experience to return your home or business to preloss condition quickly and efficiently. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help prevent fires this winter season:

  • Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away from your home as possible.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep it at least ten feet from your home and any nearby buildings.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is ready to respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Wood Stove Fire Damage in Mount Clemens?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

A wood stove is shown with logs blazing in the firebox. We are fire damage restoration specialists in the Mount Clemens and New Baltimore areas.

Heating Safety Tips

For a time, I lived in Mount Clemens in a house with a wood-burning stove. Looking back, it’s a miracle that a fire didn’t burn down the house before I discovered that the stovepipe ended at the ceiling! From the outside, it looked like the stovepipe was installed correctly, but the stovepipe was sending embers into the attic space for at least three months before I saw the problem and called my landlord.

Fire damage happens more frequently during the cooler winter months, and SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been mitigating fire damage in the Mount Clemens area for years. Here are some heating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help prevent heating fires this winter:

  • Install wood burning stoves following manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation.
  • All fuel burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment like the fireplace, furnace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is ready to respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Holiday Party Fire in New Baltimore?

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Party Fires Happen

Winter celebrations, sparkling lights, the smell of pine and winter greens in the air are all elements of winter holidays, and unfortunately, they also can be fire hazards that can ruin any holiday gathering. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has been responding to fire damage emergencies in the New Baltimore for years and restoring property damage caused by holiday fires.

Between 2013 and 2017 fire departments responded to an average of 780 home structure fires each year that was started by Christmas decorations igniting. Here are some winter holiday fire facts from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):     

  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44 percent) home Christmas tree fires.
  • 39 percent of home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. Five percent were chimney or flue fires. One-fifth of the decoration fires started in the kitchen. Sixteen percent started in the living room, family room, or den.
  • Almost three of every five December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third in January to November.

Call Us!

When you need help restoring fire-damaged property, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in New Baltimore, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Soot and Smoke Damage from a Puff Back in Mount Clemens?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Puff Back?

The National Fire Protection Association explains that the basic cause of a furnace “puff back” or “furnace puffs” is due to the ignition of an accumulated combustible mixture inside the furnace that ignites and passes through the boiler passes, ducts, and fans carrying the gasses of combustion to the stack. The explosion of combustible materials spreads an oily, sooty, and smokey mixture through the furnace ventilation system into the home or workplace, covering everything with oily soot and smoke residue. Yuck!

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has seen the damage smoke and soot cause to a home’s interior. The good news for Mount Clemens residents is that we have the training and experience to safely clean, restore, and remove the awful odors this kind of damage causes. When you call us, we ask some questions to help us better understand your unique situation to come up with an action plan. A variety of combustible materials can cause smoke and soot so we will create a plan to clean and restore your damage based on the type of smoke and soot damage you have.

Call Us Today

No matter what form of smoke or soot damage you have,  SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to your emergency.  Call us today at 586-598-5050. We’ll restore your smoke and soot damage in Mount Clemens, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Halloween Candle Fire in Mount Clemens?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

A scary Halloween pumpkin is shown sitting lit by candles, sitting on the wooden floor of a home. Don’t let your Halloween pumpkin start a fire in Mount Clemens this year!

Out of Control Candle fire?

There may not be many choices of Halloween events to attend this year due to the pandemic, and some residents are opting to have small parties at home rather than risk exposure by trick or treating in the neighborhoods. According to the  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) thirty-seven percent of Halloween home fires start from candles. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore has witnessed firsthand the damage fires do to homes and have been providing fire cleanup and restoration services to the Mount Clemens community for years. Here are some tips from the NFPA to keep your “little monsters” safe from fire:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume. 
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

Call Us Today

If your Mount Clemens property experiences fire damage, SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to help. Call us today at 586-598-5050.

SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial lighting equipment safety information for Macomb County

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

 Man sitting at desk and light catching on fire Office lighting is the second most common cause of commercial fires – stay safe in Macomb County

According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), one of the most common causes of commercial fires is electrical and lighting equipment. This type of fire is not easily predicted, as the lighting equipment can look totally fine on the outside in your Macomb County business. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore wants to share the following information about commercial fires and how safety equipment helps to lessen the damage and can assist in preventing any bodily injury:

  • Wet pipe sprinklers installed in the ceilings of commercial buildings are very effective in helping to fight the fire(s)
  • Building sprinklers should be examined and tested every 5 years 
  • There should always be a fire extinguisher in reach inside of a commercial building and they must be checked annually to ensure they are in working order
  •  If an office building is on fire, exit the building immediately and do not try to fight the fire yourself 
  • If there is a lot of smoke inside the building, cover your mouth and nose and do your best to not inhale any of it

In the unfortunate event that a commercial building does catch fire, rest assured that SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is prepared to help clean up any fire damage the building/area has sustained. 

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/Building-and-Life-Safety/US-Structure-in-Office-Properties

In-home fire safety for the Mount Clemens area

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

A lit candle sitting too close to a window curtain. Don’t let a candle ruin your Mount Clemens home

Fall is quickly approaching! That means all of the fall activities are about to begin in Macomb County, if they haven’t already! One popular item associated with the fall season is the candle. If a house smells like fall, it feels like home. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore knows that candle fires happen and even though candles are small, the damage of a residential fire by a candle can turn out to be larger than expected. 

Here are some candle fire safety tips for the Macomb County area: 

  • When lighting a candle in the home, keep the candle at least twelve inches away from anything that can burn
  • Try to avoid keeping a lit candle in bedrooms, bathrooms or sleeping areas
  • Do not leave a lit candle where a child or family pet can access or reach it

One more important candle safety tip will tie to one of the above tips about not leaving a lit candle in the bathroom. When cleaning a bathroom using aerosol chemicals, this becomes extremely dangerous if there is a lit candle nearby. Aerosols are highly flammable and this can cause an explosion of sorts – please practice safety first and share this tip with friends and family who may not be aware of it. 

If a Macomb County home catches fire for any reason, including a candle, please call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore so we can help clean up the fire mess and damage. 

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated.



Link: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/media/pictographs/candles.html

Fire safety tips for New Baltimore

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke detector with new battery. Don’t forget to change our smoke detector batteries for your New Baltimore area home.

Experiencing a residential or commercial fire in Macomb can be scary and overwhelming. Fires cannot be completely prevented. SERVPRO® of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is aware of this as we have assisted in the cleanup of fire damage. The American Red Cross has developed a list of tips that can help assist in minimizing the probability of a fire occurring.

Fire safety tips:

  • Install smoke alarms in the home or office area on every level of the building
  • Test smoke alarms every month and replace the smoke detector batteries if needed
  • Create a fire escape plan with family members or coworkers and practice the drill twice a year
  • In the event that a fire does occur, do not try and fight it – get out of the area and call for help

Safety is always a top priority in any situation, but especially in a fire situation. Bring prepared can make a big difference in the outcome of a fire, safety-wise. 

If a fire has happened in the Macomb area and needs to be cleaned up, the trained team members of SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore are leaders in fire cleanup and restoration.  



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Link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.html

Have a Fire Extinguisher in your New Baltimore Office

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher in an office hallway. Have a fire extinguisher within easy reach in your New Baltimore office.

Office fires in Clemens, New Baltimore are more common than you might think. If you have a break room in your office or small business, it probably contains a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator and/or other small appliances. You should also include a fire extinguisher in there somewhere! SERVPRO of Clemens, New Baltimore wants to remind you that fires can start as easily as turning on one of these appliances. There could be a short somewhere in the wiring or something inside the microwave could catch fire. Unfortunately, the possibilities are real and they do happen. Your workplace should have a training session on how to use fire extinguishers. If the owner of the business has not done that, please look into setting up a training session. Local fire departments are usually happy to assist with this training, and they can provide some real-life examples of ways to practice fire safety. 

If your break room (or any other area of your office building) catches on fire, you will likely have smoke damage as well as damage from the fire. That is where SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore comes in. We are here to clean up the damage and make your New Baltimore building look new again. We are open 24/7 and we show up prepared. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need our services. We are Here to Help. 

SERVPRO of Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated. 

Properly Installed Smoke Detectors in Macomb County Homes

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke by smoke detector Smoke detectors can alert you to a fire in your home, saving lives.

There is no structure in Macomb County that cannot be made safer with properly installed smoke detectors. These devices, when used as instructed, can save lives and property. SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore knows the safety of your family is your number one concern. It is ours as well. 

Did you know: 

  • Properties without working smoke alarms have an increase in home fire deaths
  • Around one-third of home fires begin in homes which do not have smoke alarms
  • The chances of someone dying in a home fire is cut in half when smoke alarms are present

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore would like to share these suggestions: 

  • We recommend that your home be equipped with smoke detectors outside and inside each sleeping area
  • Place a smoke detector on all levels of the structure (bigger homes require more detectors). 
  • Closing doors will inhibit the movement of heat, smoke, and fire. 
  • Test your smoke alarms at least every thirty days. Testing is done by pressing the test button to ensure each alarm is working. 

Most professionals agree that your alarms should be interconnected so that, no matter where the smoke is detected, everyone in the house is alerted simultaneously.  When the alarms sound, immediately vacate the structure in Macomb County and position you and your loved ones away from it until help arrives.

SERVPRO of Mount Clemens, New Baltimore is independently owned and operated. 

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/technology/smoke_fire_alarms.html