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Stats on Businesses Reopening After a Disaster in Broomfield

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

FEMA document laying on top of an American flag. Keep your business safe from fire damage.

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) estimates over 40% of businesses remain closed after a disaster such as a storm, fire, or water damage, or other types of natural disasters happen. It is also estimated that only 29% of those business that do reopen remain open after two years in Broomfield.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants to help inform you of the different causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

Some Top Causes of Commercial Fires in Broomfield are:

  • Cooking Accidents: Leaving fires unattended
  • Equipment: Almost 38% of business fires start from faulty equipment.
  • Materials: 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 Broomfield/NW Adams County wants you to remember that the best way to fight fire damage or smoke damage is prevention.

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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