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Stats on Businesses Reopening After a Disaster in Deer Park

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

The letters FEMA on an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security form laid on an American flag. Knowing some common causes of commercial fires can help you avoid disaster.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) over 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster such as a storm, fire, or water damage, or other disruption. Of those that do reopen, it is estimated that only 29% of those remain open after two years.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to be aware of the causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

Top Causes of Commercial Fires in the Deer Park area are:

  • Equipment: Almost 38% of business fires start from faulty equipment or from mis-used equipment. Some materials can catch fire or explode when exposed to heat
  • Carelessness: Remember to cover light bulbs, turn off equipment at the end of the day, and to replace frayed cords
  • Cooking is a main cause of fire(s): Be aware of distractions while cooking. It only takes a moment of being away from your cooking source for a fire to break out.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants you to remember that the best way to fight fire damage or smoke damage in Deer Park is prevention.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/documents/89510

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/firesafety/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/nonres_bldg_fire_estimates.pdf

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