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Fire Prevention in Hoffman Estates

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

A single candle burning in the dark. Avoid fire damage in Hoffman Estates.

Hoffman Estates can practice fire prevention by learning home and business safety.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) warns that a small flame can turn into a major fire within 30 seconds. Flames and smoke can fill your home or business within mere minutes. While SERVPRO® of Barrington/North Schaumburg can help you recover from fire damage, we hope you never need this help.

SERVPRO of Barrington/North Schaumburg wants to prevent fire damage by preventing fires.

Preventing Fire and Smoke Damage in Hoffman Estates:

  • Keep anything that can catch fire at least 3 feet away from heat sources such as candles stovetops, fireplaces, or heaters
  • Items that can catch fire include food, paper, cloth, & wood
  • Keep kids at least 3 feet away from all heat sources
  • Never use the oven as a space heater
  • Turn off portable heaters & put out flames when leaving the room or sleeping
  • If you use a fireplace, have the chimney inspected & cleaned once a year
  • Let fireplace ashes cool before removing them to a metal container  
  • Test smoke alarms once a month
  • Pay attention to the cooking

SERVPRO of Barrington/ North Schaumburg encourages everyone to keep at least 1 fire extinguisher at home and at a business.

Remember, Hoffman Estates: The USFA noted that fire moves quickly. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 when you are outside the home or office.

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

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/

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