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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smoke Detectors Save Lives in Fires During the Holidays

Around the holidays the number of in-home fires goes up. Up-to-date smoke detectors that are functioning properly can help prevent smoke and fire damage.  If your home is damaged by smoke or fire, we, at SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South, are #HereToHelp.

After a Fire, Call SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South

Don’t worry about the time of day, or even the day, our emergency services are always available.


Why call SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville/South? 

  • We are locally owned and operated – makes it easier to get to you quickly
  • No jobs are too small – we take every job seriously
  • No jobs are too large – in case of community-wide or city-wide disasters, we have access to national resources, allowing us to reach everyone who needs our help
  • Leaders in remediation of damage from smoke, fire, and water as well as restoration of homes and of belongings
  • Proprietorial solutions for cleaning and disinfecting that meet standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Training and equipment to hunt down the wily smoke particles where they hide, waiting to corrode structures, electronics, and beloved textiles, so we can clean the materials and remove the smoke particles before they can continue to damage the home or the belongings
  • Additional training and equipment to zap tenacious odors out of your hair, air ducts, walls, and planes of existence
  • Building and restoration services to help bring your home back to its preloss condition

Smoke Detectors

Working smoke detectors may give residents or firefighters enough time to limit the amount of property damage by:

  • Giving residents enough time to close doors or windows against a fire
  • Providing time for a resident to extinguish the fire, if and only if:
    • Everyone else is out of the building
    • Firefighters are on the way
    • The fire is small
    • The fire is contained
  • Allowing firefighters enough time to extinguish a fire before it can spread to other parts of the house

Regardless of property damage, working smoke detectors do save lives.

When the smoke detector’s alarm goes off, the NFPA recommends two options:

  1. Leave the house immediately while the hardwired system contacts emergency services
  2. Leave the house right immediately, then use a cellphone to call emergency services

No doubt, you noticed the similarity of those options. Good.

Since the 1970s, building materials for houses and belongings increasingly use plastics and other artificial materials that burner hotter, longer, and with more toxic smoke than do natural materials. This change means:

  • Flames spread more quickly than they used to
  • It is vital to get of the house quickly
  • Flames can devour a two-story house in under five minutes
  • Within three minutes, the heat where the fire started is high that just breathing will burn your lungs
  • The smoke will so thick and dark that you will be unable to find the exit

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South Wishes a Happy and Safe 2021 to All