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Electrical safety

Electrical Safety

We here at SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam have seen many electrical fires caused by bad surge protectors. Be sure not to overload any circuit and check surge protectors for possible damage. If you notice any damage do not use, replace immediately. 

Kitchen fire

Kitchen fire safety.

Kitchen fires are more common than you think. Practice kitchen safety and keep any and all flammables away from the stove. 

Having a fire extinguisher in your kitchen can also be a life saver. 

Fire Extinguisher

Does Your Home Have a Fire Extinguisher?

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? Is it the right one? Did you know there are 5 types of fire extinguishers? 

Type A is for cloth, wood, rubber, paper and plastics. 

Type B is for gasoline, grease and oil. 

Type C is for electrical fires. 

Type D is for combustible materials. 

Type K is for kitchen fires. 

SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam encourages you to talk to your local fire dept. to decide which fire extinguisher you should have in your home. 

Fire Escape Plan

Have You Developed a Fire Escape Plan?

A fire escape plan is an essential piece of information that you should develop to keep you family safe, when and if a fire should occur. 

There many websites available today that can help you get your done. Or you can simply draw one out on a piece of paper. 

Here is a link to a free printable escape plan, 

The most important thing would be to practice escaping from your home with your family. 

Importance of a Smoke Detector

Have You Checked Your Smoke Detector Lately

When is the last time you checked your smoke detector? Have you changed the batteries? Have you made sure the lifespan has not expired? 

Smoke Detectors play a vital role in keeping your family safe from a fire. 

SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam encourages you to add smoke detector maintenance to your calendar at least once a year.


Burning Fire Will Spread Quickly

Fires can spread through your home very quickly. First thing you need to remember is to get you and your family out safely. Hopefully, you had developed a fire escape plan and have practiced several times just in case. You never know when or if you will ever need it, but isn't it better to be prepared? After all the most important thing is the safety of you and your family.