Fire Damage Restoration Pros Offer Advice on Fire Safety for the Elderly

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Fire Damage Restoration Pros Offer Advice on Fire Safety for the Elderly

When it comes to the elderly, the importance of fire safety can never be understated. According to statistics, Americans over the age of 65 are the group with the largest number of fire fatalities. Every year, more than 900 Americans aged 65 and up die in fires.

Fire Risk Factors for Older People

Every person has different physical and mental capacities, which may decline as we age. Some senior citizens swim laps and run marathons, while others in their 80s and 90s have minds that remain as sharp as ever. Yet these seniors tend to be the exception, not the norm. Most people of advanced age suffer from some form of physical and/or mental decline that limits their mobility to varying degrees and makes an escape from a fire all the more difficult.

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Fire Education for the Elderly

It is important to inform and educate the elderly about the increased risk of fire for their age group. It is also equally important to do the same for their families and caretakers. National Fire Prevention month may be over, but it’s never too late to visit your local fire department to obtain fire safety education. In addition to fire hazard knowledge, the elderly and their families need to know the importance of having smoke detectors and replacing their batteries each year.

Restoration after the Fire

With your family safe and sound, fire damage restoration professionals such as NWA Restore It, Inc., can help you get your life back to normal after a fire by removing water and residual moisture, drying the affected areas, and cleaning your home.

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AT NWA Restore It, INC. WE protect
our customers and Employees

All of our professionals follow preventative safety measures

  • We stay at least 6 feet away from clients and others in clients’ homes, including pets, when possible.
  • We use an appropriate mask for the task.
  • We regularly wash our hands or use hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
  • Before the visit, we discuss the details of the service and may request that you send photos via text or by email,  to help reduce the amount of time spent inside your home.

What you need to know Before scheduling services or repairs?

Per CDC Guidelines:
  • Ask the service provider to wear a mask.
  • You and other household members should wear masks.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from the service provider, and limit interactions between the service provider and other household members and pets.
  • After the service is completed, clean and disinfect any surfaces in your home that may have been touched by the service provider.

NWA Restore It Inc. also provides Covid-19 Cleaning & Disinfection Service Needs