FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!
To bring in the new year, we received a job from a restaurant in Pasadena that had sustained a structure fire in a ventilation system. The fire originated from the main floor and worked its way to the second floor where it affected offices and the stairwell. Smoke filled up the entire building including the basement level.
Roughly everyday there are 15-20 general laborers and 3-4 restoration supervisors on site. Starting in March, our crew was working on heavy demolition which opened up cavities to allow ventilation throughout the building. This also allowed for our crew to clean the studs and framing for odor lock.
How can You Prevent this from Happening to You?
What can you do for preventative measures?
- Make sure that you have installed an automatic fire-suppression system in the kitchen.
- Have portable fire extinguishers on hand.
- Schedule regular maintenance.
- Train your employees on fire safety and have an emergency plan set in place.
If an Emergency Strikes, We are Here to Help!
In case of an emergency, call 911 first and evacuate immediately. After the fire department has completed their job, call SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park at 626-852-9922 and someone from our team will be happy to serve you. We handle projects all over the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties.