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Minutes Matter During a House Fire | SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

Dark brown smoke coming from the second level bay window during a house fire Experienced a house fire? Call SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg to restore your home to preloss condition.

Suffering a house fire is one of the most stressful things that a homeowner can go through. In addition to the sheer potential damage of a fire, it can also be a dangerous or even deadly situation to be involved in. Any time a fire breaks out in your Oakleaf area home, getting out safely should be your top priority.

By understanding the progression of a house fire and how to safely exit your home, you can ensure that every member of your family is safe during a fire emergency.

A Fire’s Progression

Fires can start in many different ways around your home. A forgotten candle, an overloaded extension cord, a clogged lint trap and even a kitchen towel that got too close to your stove burners could all cause a fire to start.

Once the fire spreads, it can cause widespread damage and create unsafe conditions quickly.

After 30 seconds: The small flame becomes a large fire.

After one minute: The fire has created enough black smoke to fill the whole room.

After two minutes: The smoke and fire make blackout conditions and is life-threatening.

After five minutes: Your entire home could be engulfed in flames.

What to Do if This Happens

No matter how the fire starts, your first instinct should be to ensure you and your family get out safe. If you can quickly exit out a side door or window, do so and head to safety.

If the room you are in is in an interior part of your home, stay below the smoke line. This black smoke has toxic gas that can disorient you and actually cause you to become drowsy. Get low and army-crawl if you have to in order to get out.

Once you make it outside safely, meet up with your family at your agreed-upon safe location and call 911 if you haven’t done so already. Our local fire department will be there quickly to assess the situation and will take over for you to help put out the fire and minimize damages.

Recovering From a Fire

Once the fire is out and the authorities have decided whether your home is safe to re-enter, the shock and stress of the event can start to set in. If your home is a total loss, you could be faced with an entire rebuild or dealing with the emotions of losing your possessions and important keepsakes.

Our SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg team is here to make this recovery process as smooth as possible for you. We understand how difficult these emotions can be and we ensure that you are involved in every step of the recovery process.

Our fire damage restoration team will take care of everything from debris removal, cleaning and sanitization processes to whatever reconstruction projects that your home needs. SERVPRO is always here to help you in your time of need.

Our team is ready to help you recover from a house fire. Call us at SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg.

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