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Fire Safety in Fall 2020

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Safety in Fall 2020

2020 has been a year for the books. In one sense it seems like this has been the NEVERENDING story and on the other hand I cannot believe we are in Fall 2020! Where did the time go? Normally right about now we are winding down from Halloween, preparing for Thanksgiving, and just now getting into the rhythm of the new school year. This year, well it looks a little different.

This year we are figuring out online schooling for our children and wondering if they will ever return to a “normal” school day. We are still actively taking measures to protect our families from the global pandemic, COVID-19 and some of us have returned to work and attempting to find a balance. Crazy right?!?

With all the changes going on around us SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill feel like it is so important to remind our community to perform their fall safety checks. Here are some reminders to ensure your safety and efficiency this fall!

  • Change the batteries and inspect your smoke detectors.

Get in the habit of changing them when the time changes. Spring forward and Fall back will ensure that you never have an inactive smoke detector.

  • Have your heating system inspected.

Central Heating systems should be inspected and serviced.

  • If you have gas, make sure you have your tank filled and inspect your carbon monoxide detectors.
  • If you use space heaters, please make sure to use them responsibly and inspect them for any damage that could pose a risk.
  • If you have a chimney have your chimney inspected, repaired, and cleaned each fall if necessary.

With all these tips you are taking an additional step to ensure the safety of your home and loved ones. Fall is also a great time to revisit your family’s evacuation plan and ensure everyone is reminded of what they should do in an emergency.

If you are faced with an emergency and need assistance call 911. Once your emergency has been controlled please do not hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill as we are always Here to Help! We will walk you through the cleanup, restoration and reconstruction process and get you back to living life.

We are available 24/7/365 @ 301.753.8313 or 301.292.4447.

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