How Do You Create a Fire Escape Plan? Part 1
One of the best ways to keep your family safe during a home fire in West Valley City, Utah, is to have a strategic fire escape plan.
This can help ensure everyone gets out of the house as quickly as possible without injury. Following these next steps may save the life of someone in your family.
1. Know Where the Exits Are
While the doors may be obvious exit points, it is best to have at least two possible exits from each room. That way you have a backup option in case the doors are unsafe. Consider all usable windows, and make sure you have an easily accessible ladder tall enough to reach them. It is also critical to ensure no exits are blocked by furniture.
2. Draw a Map
Developing exit routes from each sleeping room in your home is an essential part of a good fire escape plan. It is helpful to talk about all the escape routes with your family members and to also draw a map. The map should include a basic floorplan of the house and the escape route from each room. Keep a copy of the map handy in all rooms.
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Part 2 of How to Create A fire Escape Plan
Part 2 of Home Fire Escape Plans
3. Have Home Fire Drills
Especially in households with children, it is crucial to practice the emergency escape plan routinely so everyone is prepared in the event of a fire. Have everyone practice using both exit points from their room as well as main exit points from the home.
4. Have an External Rendezvous Point
Choose a secure location a safe distance away from your home to use as a meetup point for your family members. That way you can do a head count and make sure everyone is out safely. Anyone with limited mobility, such as infants or elderly adults, should be assigned a helper so they don’t get left behind or forgotten.
Protect your family from a home fire in West Valley City, Utah, by being prepared with a fire escape plan. Keep the phone numbers to the local fire department and fire restoration company handy, and never ignore your smoke alarms.
Storm Damages and what to know
Storm damages can can vary in type and severity depending upon the type of weather event that has occurred. Here in Utah we experience a variety of weather conditions ranging from micro burst wind events with no accompanying water that can cause structural damage and other property damages such as tree damage. These damages are generally covered by an appropriate insurance policy. Storms may be a combination of high wind and heavy rain that cause both wind and water damage and can become a little more difficult to determine insurance coverage for some or all of the damage. Some storms may simply be heavy rain that causes flooding that may penetrate your structure and cause damage. This often becomes the biggest challenge for insurance coverage and if the water penetrated your property after contacting the ground it is often not a covered event unless you happen to qualify for flood insurance and have an active policy covering such an event. In any storm event that impacts you, contact your insurance company and then reach out to us here at SERVPRO of West Valley City and let us provide a free consultation to help guide you through the challenges that arise from related storm damage.
Bio hazard remediation services
Bio Hazards can vary widely in the type and the health risks associated with them. Our teams have specialized training and experience to help you remediate bio hazards that have impacted you property.
SERVPRO of West Valley City can provide services that include: Crime Scene clean up, Natural death / Decomposition scenes, Suicide, Accident events, Animal related damage along with a variety of other damages that are a result of BIO contamination.
Due to the sensitive and disturbing nature of some types of BIO hazard clean up we only use staff members that volunteer to work in this environment and allow those who may not have the fortitude to handle this stressfull type of work to decline performing these services without any negative impact on job their performance evaluations as our goal is to provide a healthy work environment for our team and customers.
Fire damage restoration
Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from the firefighting efforts.
"SERVPRO of West Valley City" has fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to a pre-fire condition. We also, can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery , carpeting and other salvageable content within your property.
Our team of specialists have training and certifications for restoring fire damaged structures and content (FSRT)from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). If you would like more information on the this certification, please follow the link above.
Mold damage Remediation
Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.
If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO Of West Valley City can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.
Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
Mold often produces a strong, musty odor which can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Water Damage in West Valley City
Water damages happen quite frequently in the West Valley City area. The most common that we see are from failed supply lines from a toilet or fridge.
When experiencing a water loss in your home you should first:
- Shut off the water
- Remove furniture from the area
- Call your insurance agent
- Call SERVPRO for a free consultation or emergency services
When dealing with a water loss from a broken supply line or pipe it is considered a Category 1 or clean water source. Most of your building materials that are wet will be salvaged and restored to pre loss conditions.
SERVPRO of West Valley City has a quick response time. All our technicians are background checked and are certified through the IICRC. Their certifications range from Water Restoration Technician, Applied Structural Drying, Commercial Drying Specialist, and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. Click the IICRC link to learn more about these certifications.