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Preventing home fires

3/12/2022 (Permalink)

Check your lint trap in dryer We are your professional and experienced emergency fire damage restoration company.

Have you checked the lint trap in your dryer lately?

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna stays busy all year long helping residents and businesses with fire damage emergency services. 

Did you know? A fire can become life-threatening in just two minutes. A residence can be engulfed in flames in just only five minutes.

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna has been helping people get their lives back on track from fire, smoke, and soot damage all year long. There are many sources online to educate yourself and family members such as the following Home Fires | Ready.gov

SERVPRO wants everyone to stay safe all year and would like to share some practical tips and facts about fires.

  • Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
  • Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
  • Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
  • Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy.

Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

  • Replace batteries twice a year unless you are using 10-year lithium batteries.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement.
  • Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 10 years or according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking – it can be a deadly mistake.
  • Audible alarms are available for visually impaired people and smoke alarms with a vibrating pad or flashing light are available for the hearing impaired.

SERVPRO is always Here to Help®

If you are dealing with fire damage, the experienced team at SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna is ready to respond. Call us anytime you experience a fire at 507-200-3700, but first, go check that lint trap in your dryer while it’s still on your mind.

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