From small, 55-acre fires here in Riverside to over 14,000 acres in Kern County, wildfires are raging across California right now.
Wildfire season is a time for everyone, particularly those areas close to large expanses of grassland like Orange Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Chino Hills, Yorba Linda, Perris, Murrietta, Temecula and Moreno Valley, to exercise care and caution—every year houses, land and workplaces in Southern California are threatened by wildfires.
The best way to be safe in wildfire season is to be aware of what’s happening. Make sure you:
- Watch the weather
- Monitor the media for news of a fire’s progress
- Organize yourself well in advance and pre-pack in case of relocation
- Dress in protective clothing
- Drink water frequently.
If you’re not monitoring the fires that are in your area, you may return home to find your house in jeopardy of being swallowed up in a fire, and your neighborhood being evacuated. And the danger is not just to homes—many businesses can be affected as well, especially those on the outskirts of populated areas.
Tenants of housing and businesses should have an emergency plan to evacuate the structure and ensure everyone’s safety. Emergency kits, like the ones we discussed in Wednesday’s blog, should be placed near exits to make them easy to access. There’s no point in making emergency kits just to hide them in the back of a closet.
Businesses should have a plan for how their business will continue if a fire affects their building and its contents. Although tragic and heartbreaking, losing your home to a fire doesn’t usually affect your ability to earn an income. Losing your office building, manufacturing plant or other structure specific to your company’s output can affect not just your bottom line, but that of your employees, too.
Call Paul Davis Restoration to schedule an appointment to discuss your strategic plan for your business’ success, even when a disaster has struck.
And remember: wildfires aren’t the only fires that affect homes and businesses. For instance, a small electrical fire can destroy a building in as little as 30 minutes. Paul Davis Restoration Inland Empire will be there for all of your fire restoration needs. Just call us toll free, 24/7, on 877-732-8471 or click here to use our online form.