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Stats on Businesses Reopening After a Disaster in Quail Creek

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

The letters FEMA on an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form laid on an American Flag. Knowing some causes of how some commercial fires begin can help you avoid disaster.

SERVPRO of East Naples hopes you never experience the devastation that comes with dealing with fire damage. According to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) over 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster such as a storm damage, fire damage, water damage, or other disruption. Of those that do reopen, it is estimated that only 29% of those remain open after two years.

SERVPRO of East Naples wants you to be aware of some causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

Some Causes of Commercial Fires in Quail Creek area are:

  • Kitchen fires
  • Equipment: Almost 38% of business fires start from faulty equipment or from mis-used equipment. Some materials can catch fire or explode when exposed to heat
  • Carelessness: Remember to cover light bulbs, turn off equipment at the end of the day, and to replace frayed cords

SERVPRO of East Naples wants you to remember that the best way to fight fire damage or smoke damage is prevention in Quail Creek.

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/documents/89510

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/firesafety/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/nonres_bldg_fire_estimates.pdf

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