SERVPRO of North Pensacola Reminds You: Smoke Detectors Save Lives
Properly Functioning Smoke Detectors Help Save Lives
In cases of smoke or fire damage, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola can help restore damaged areas to preloss conditions. Count on us to remediate damage from the building itself and from contents such as furniture, textiles, and flooring.
Restoring people is much more difficult (impossible), so please install smoke detectors in your home.
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has published important observations, including:
- Working smoke detectors cut the risk of death by home fire in half.
- Smoke detectors that are linked together (one alarm goes off, they all go off) provide more protection.
- Linking the smoke detectors to alert firefighters also adds protection.
- Homes built after the 1960s have higher fire risks than older ones. Newer homes: contain materials that ignite more quickly, burn hotter and longer than organic (not synthetic) materials, and emit toxins that can knock people unconscious.
- Smoke detectors provide early warning so people can get out of the home before the fire burns so hot that survival is impossible.
- Smoke detectors also provide enough warning that people can get out before flames burst throughout the home.
SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help
When disaster strikes, call the professionals. Our number is 850-466-3076.
We are experts at finding, assessing, and removing fire damage and soot or smoke damage.
Because fire suppression often requires water, fire-damaged homes may also require restoration from water damage. SERVPRO of North Pensacola is a leader in restoration from water damage as well as from fire, smoke, and soot.
Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, every day. Smoke damage, water damage, and fire damage are all problems that worsen over time, so we need to get out to the home quickly.
The sooner you call us, the sooner we can arrive.
Fire as Art
Most people have seen beauty in a contained fire. We stare, entranced, at flames in a fireplace, or marvel at the glowing lava bursting out of volcanoes. There are paintings and sculptures that represent fire directly or abstractly.
Fire is also useful in the creation of art. Artists and craftspeople have often used fire to blow glass, forge steel, and turn malleable clay into ceramic.
A Canadian artist has taken this use a step further. He uses fire itself as the medium. The flames deposit soot, and the artist (Steven Spazuk) uses pencils and feathers to create the paintings.
When Fire isn’t Art
Smoke damage leaves behind unpleasant stains and even more unpleasant odors, as does soot.
Water damage can allow mold to grow.
SERVPRO of North Pensacola mitigates the damage and removes odors.
Like our parents, we’ve taken to repeating ourselves: keep yourselves safe by installing smoke detectors. We don’t want to lose you.