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How to Use Fire Extinguishers in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

Here at SERVPRO of  Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro we hope you never experience the devastation that comes with fire damage. However, in the event that disaster strikes, be aware that our IICRC certified technicians are qualified in all aspects of cleaning up the damage left by smoke and fire in your business or residence in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro.

Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to use them.

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Different Types of Extinguishers in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

Just to be safe, SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidrorecommends you keep, maintain, and know how to use fire extinguishers.  

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage and smoke damage from spreading throughout the office.

If you see a small fire that you can take care of yourself, use the following tips.  If you have any worries, you and everyone else should leave the office and call 9-1-1 when you are outside.

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Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fire in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro understands that cooking equipment is a leading cause of fire damage and fire injuries in your Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro home.

To help prevent fire damage:

  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stove top
  • Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
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Safety Tips when using Candles in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro  offers these Tips for Fire Prevention from Candles:

  • Do not let children near candles
  • Make sure candles are not near window curtains or blinds that could catch fire
  • Keep lit candles in safe candle holders
  • Do not leave children alone in a room with lit candles
  • Do not light candles in the bedroom. You might fall asleep. One-third of all candle fires start in the bedroom. 
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Fire Extinguishers Save Lives

Smoke and fire damage is something all of us at SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro would like to see you avoid. In the event the worst happens and you are faced with this kind of disaster, you can count on us to lend a helping hand. We have a team of highly trained professionals to walk with you each step of the way when repairing the damage from smoke, water, and fire in your Otay Mesa/San Ysidro home.

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Smoke Alarms Keep You Safe

Smoke alarms can help to save lives. Make sure that smoke alarms are mounted outside of every sleeping space and in common areas. 

In addition to having them mounted, make sure that you change the batteries every six months.