CE Class, Property Fire Damage Restoration complete!
SERVPRO of Lincoln Park / Allen Park hosted it's annual CE Class on Property Fire Damage Restoration. It was taught by a very knowledgeable member of the SERVPRO team, and well attended by a great group of insurance professionals from the area. Nice to meet you all!
Everyone in the class gained a greater understanding of how involved property restoration can be in a fire loss, as well as how to better handle a fire emergency.
The class was motivated to learn about the many steps that are taken in the restoration process in a fire damaged property. Fire losses can vary greatly, from smoke damage that results from a small kitchen fire to a total loss.
The demonstrations shown in class on the restoration of highly valued, irreplaceable family heirlooms was particularly interesting. Sometimes being able to restore a personal item can make a devastating loss more bearable.
In addition to learning about the restoration process for fire damage, the class also learned a little bit about fire safety. The SERVPRO Lincoln Park / Allen Park team wants you to know these important facts of a fire timeline (based on a taped, timed and measured fire):
- 0 minutes - fire started in a wicker basket with an incompletely extinguished object
- 2 minutes - smolder turned to flames
- 5 minutes - temperature inside main room was ~1400 degrees F
- 5.5 minutes - smoke went from floor to ceiling and visibility was at zero feet, making escape unlikely
- 7 minutes - stairways were filled with smoke and noxious gases had reached deadly levels
It was clear how little time you have to react to a fire emergency and that every second does count. They don't teach fire safety in schools anymore so please be sure to come up with a family plan in case this should ever happen to you.
SERVPRO of Lincoln Park / Allen Park is here around the clock to serve you. If you have any property restoration needs, please call us at (313) 914-7388 or email us at office@SERVPROlincolnpark.com and above all stay safe!