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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Safety Features

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Safety features in properties save lives and reduce damage.

We have all seen these doors at the end of hallways and probably very few thought about the why and how of them. That is until there is a situation like a fire that causes us too. A recent fire at a Scranton high rise made me think about it and how safety is thought about and implemented into the designs of buildings. As a restoration company, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge deals with disaster recovery and we see lots of bad stuff. Fires are tragic and the damage they cause can be immense. Yet without these safety mechanism in place situations like this would be much worse. In this incident, these fire safety doors kept the smoke from engulfing other areas of the building and reducing the risk to other occupants. As you can see the soot stains on the inside of this door are evidence of the smoke damage to that floor. So the next time you complain about how heavy the push bar is to a door or how quickly or loudly it closes, just remember that all these features are for a reason. They save lives and reduce the potential of damage when a fire occurs. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge is the Lackawanna County's leader in smoke, fire and water disaster cleanup and recovery

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