It’s National Preparedness Month, Do You Have A Plan in Case of Fire?
Severe weather and fires are dangerous, but when you make a plan, it can help you feel safer because you’re more prepared.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, even the smallest of flames can turn into a disastrous fire in a matter of only 30 seconds. Did you know that there are risks for fire when there’s severe weather? The U.S. Fire Administration sites the following as potential hazards and can contribute to a possible fire: lightning, portable generators, leaking gas lines, damaged propane tanks and leaking vehicle gas tanks, water-damaged appliances or vehicles, debris near electrical wires and transformers, damaged or downed utility lines, exposed electrical outlets and wiring.
We at SERVPRO of Greater Boulder want you to Be Prepared!
Please consider the following fire safety recommendations by the U.S. Fire Administration:
- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms regularly.
- Make sure your smoke alarm has a backup battery.
- Use surge protectors.
- Consider unplugging appliances.
- Disconnect motor vehicle batteries in flood-prone areas, Boulder has a lot of low-lying areas.
- Take steps to prevent pipes from freezing in the winters! (Even just a couple of days when the outdoor temperatures remain below freezing can cause pipes to freeze).
Review your home fire escape plan.