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Preparing For And Dealing With A Fire Disaster

fire damage restoration orlando, fire damage cleanup orlandoFire damage does not discriminate.  It will affect the homes of the rich, poor, single, the old and the young.  And when it does attack, it latches upon a home environment without mercy, attempting to obliterate anything that it can get its flames on.  After the fire has been dealt with, the residents have to grievingly tally their losses and then contact their company and inform them of their tragedy.  

In order to minimize the effects of fire damage here are a few tips that are highly recommended. Following these steps, while not perfect, will slow down your heart rate and help you sleep easier at night knowing that you have done the best that you could to reduce your fire damage casualties

Create & Practice A Fire Escape Plan

  • Make sure that you have two ways out of each room in the event that the primary exit has been blocked.
  • A ladder to climb down to the outside of your home should be accessible nearby in case of fire.  
  • If possible, use a window to get onto a neighbor’s roof for safety.  
  • Teach children not to be afraid of firefighters.

Smoke Alarms

  • Install both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms, or dual sensor smoke alarms.
  • Test your smoke alarm batteries at least once a month
  • Replace batteries in battery-powered and hard-wired smoke alarms at least once a year
  • NEVER disable a smoke alarm while cooking, as it could possibly cook up dastardly results.

Smoke Alarm Safety for People with Access or Functional Disabilities

  • For those who are visually impaired, audible alarms are essential.  The audible alarms should have a small pausing window between cycles so that they can watch or listen to the instructions of those around them.
  • For the hearing impaired, smoke alarms with flashing lights or vibrating pads are also available
  • Believe it or not, there are smoke alarms for the outside of your homes.  These are strobe lights, which upon activated, can be used to get in contact with neighbors and contacting professional emergency aid.

During A Fire

  • Know how to use a fire extinguisher effectively and correctly.
  • Get out and call 9-1-1 as soon as you can! The sooner you ask for help, the sooner any issues can be resolved.
  • Yell “Fire” several times in order to get your household up and about, and outside quickly
  • If smoke escape is needed, crawl, staying low to the floor.  As you go through your home, use the clothes upon your body to shut doors behind you.
  • However, if the smoke or flames are too thick in order to successfully escape, keep the room of your door closed. Call 9-1-1, ask for the fire department and place a wet towel under the door.
  • Once you have escaped, get in touch with the fire department and give them any information that they deem necessary.  

As was stated beforehand, fire damage is a horrendous scenario that no-one wants to encounter, but it is an issue that everyone should plan for. While it is nigh on impossible to fully protect your home from a fire, these steps will help minimize the damage to something more important: Your person. After the fire has taken place, it is very important that you get to work immediately doing what can be done to fix any damage that has been done by said fire.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration

Restoration 1 in Orlando and the surrounding areas, is the go-to team you should get in touch with when it comes to fire damage. Their team is available 24/7 seven days a week in order to restore your home back into a livable state as soon as possible and will act in a professional manner befitting their certified status. Please, by all means, pick up your phone and call them now! (321)-320-6769

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