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Your Best Guide to Staying Safe in Daytona After a Fire

10/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Best Guide to Staying Safe in Daytona After a Fire Outlets and circuit breaker panels can cause safety issues after a fire. Make sure the main is turned off and contact SERVPRO to remediate.

Potential Hazards in Your Daytona Property After a Fire Damage Incident 

We encounter known and unknown hazards when we are offering fire damage restoration services. The likely hazards that we come across include structural hazards, electrical hazards, and slip, trip, and fall risks. Exercising precaution is the only way of avoiding such dangers when we are working on your Daytona property.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians turn off electrical power in your property during fire damage restoration in Daytona. However, if it is necessary for a section of the building to have the power on, we never work near such an area until it is necessary to switch off the power. If water was used to extinguish the fire, there is a danger of mixing electricity and water since water is a good conductor of electricity.

We turn off circuits at the fuse box and post a sign indicating there is a work in progress. If it is necessary to use electrical equipment when the site is wet, OSHA recommends using GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters). The GFCI can detect too much current and cut the power.
 
Several structural damages can result when a building experiences a fire. Our SERVPRO team is careful of falling or loose debris. When we are inspecting the site for potential hazards, we use the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. For instance, we use safety boots and hard hats to offer the necessary foot and head protection. We always advise property owners to let qualified technicians inspect the building and determine if it is safe to re-enter.
 
Most injuries and accidents result from slips, trips, and falls. During the inspection, we check whether the surfaces are slippery and if there are obstacles to cause tripping and employ measures to prevent such accidents. For instance, if soot residues are resting on tile flooring, there are chances of the surface becoming slippery. We clean such areas, address any protruding nails, loose boards, and cover holes that may exist in the walking surface.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the expertise and equipment to clean and restore your commercial or residential property. We can answer all your questions if you call us at (386) 677-9993 at any time of the day.

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