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Portable Fire Extinguishers: What You Need To Know To Keep Your Nanuet Home Safe

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO Technicians clean fire damage soot. SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County is locally owned and has been serving the Rockland County Community for over 25 years.

Fire extinguishers can be life and property saving tools when used correctly. In order to operate an extinguisher, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS: 

  • Pull the pin. Hold the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism. 
  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire. 
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly. 
  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side. 

Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out. Remember, extinguishers do have limitations. It is also important to ensure you have the correct type of extinguisher for your home or facility. To find more information on choosing the appropriate class of extinguishers, please visit the NFPA website.

If your property does sustain damage from a fire, SERVPRO® understands that using professional equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform.

SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County Service Technicians will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained personnel. Certainly, the right tool for the job is vital to timely mitigation and restoration, but perhaps more important, SERVPRO® fire damage professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration. Knowing the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.

  • Wet Smoke – Plastics and Synthetics; Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.
  • Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood; Fast burning, high temperatures, dry, powdery, non-smeary residues.
  • Protein – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace Puff Backs.
  • Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue.

Pretesting determines the proper cleaning method and allows the SERVPRO® technicians to focus on saving your precious items.

Deodorization Equipment Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. The device can also be used to apply fungicides and disinfectants.

Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products in large volume, dense fogs suitable for confined areas. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles.

Call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County to learn about all our Fire cleanup services.

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