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Smoke Detectors Save Lives

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown is part of the community, so urgently wants your safety. If disaster strikes, call us at (856) 778-4055. Emergency service is available all day, every day.

SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown is Faster to any size disaster.

This speed allows SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown to prevent additional damage, and to restore Austin homes and businesses to preloss conditions as much as possible.

Fire is fast

Within two minutes, a fire can move from “easy to escape” to “difficult to escape.”

Within five minutes, fire can destroy a two-story building.

Early warnings are essential.

Newer buildings may be less safe than older ones. Many synthetic materials burn more easily than natural ones like wood or cotton. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that newer buildings burn more quickly and for longer times than older ones.

Smoke detectors provide early warnings

Smoke detectors sense smoke before a fire starts, providing extra time to get out of the building. People who have movement disabilities, older people, children, and pets may need the extra time, but everyone benefits from the warning.

Commercial buildings have codes for the number and placement of smoke detectors.

In homes, the NFPA recommends:

  • At least one alarm inside every sleeping area
  • One on every level of the house (larger houses may need more alarms)
  • Test smoke detectors every month
  • Replace batteries twice a year
  • Never disable a smoke detector before cooking. Use a fan to vent smoke outdoors

SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown is Independently Owned and Operated.

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