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Here is a Quick Fix for Fire Damage in Charleston

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

house on fire To remediate fire damage in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately.

Think Safety When Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Charleston Area Home

Safety hazards are present in your Charleston home after a fire; this is not an assumption; it is a fact. You should never attempt to enter an affected area alone or try to begin cleaning before professionals arrive. Restorers must address safety concerns adequately before starting any emergency services and maintain a safe, secure environment to protect everyone involved throughout the process. 

Everyone should make safety a primary concern when addressing fire damage in your Charleston area home. There are safety procedures in place to help you avoid hazards, illnesses, or injuries that everyone should follow — having a restoration expert on-site can help you establish a safe work zone and increase cooperation and communication between parties. 

SERVPRO can provide you with a safety evaluation to determine which safety risks are involved or which hazards exist on your property. Once identified, safety procedures help minimize these risks and promote safety throughout your home. Technicians set up staging areas for equipment and supplies, using warning signs or barrier tape to mark off unsafe zones. We also communicate the importance of respecting the marked areas for personal safety.

At SERVPRO, we follow all governing regulations and standards of safety set by The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). All technicians are well-versed in safety procedures and receive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help them remain safe while working in your home. Safety equipment includes respirators, gloves, hearing and eye protection, boots, and even full-body suits whenever necessary. 

With safety at the forefront of any job, SERVPRO can provide you with fire damage restoration, cleaning, and deodorization services to return your home to a quality preloss condition. We follow five distinct rules whenever performing work that poses a possible threat to our safety. 

  1. Keep PPE clean and stored in a ready-to-use condition.
  2. Never share PPE with others unless adequately cleaned.
  3. Wear eye protection whenever mixing, spraying, or pouring cleaning products or when operating dangerous equipment or machinery.
  4. Wear chemical-resistant gloves to protect against irritation, blisters, or whiteness of the skin when using alkaline products or dry cleaning solvents.
  5. Wear respirators when dealing with organic vapors, solvents, or hydrocarbons, or any exposure to dangerous situations.

Contact SERVPRO of South & West Charleston for access to quality cleaning and restoration services with a strong emphasis on safety. (843) 308-0178

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