What are Smoke Webs?
What is a smoke web?
Smoke webs result from residues (such as burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders) form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings which are called smoke webs!
The picture is from fire damage in an Elementary School our large loss division assisted within Birmingham, AL that luckily occurred only days after the students got out for summer vacation. The building's entire kindergarten wing was affected, it took our team a summer break to completely clean and restore the facility.
Does your business have a plan? Check out these tips:
- Protect your people: Your employees are your most important business asset. These tips can help prevent them from being injured in a fire.
- Fire Plans: Make sure your employees know what to do if there's a fire, including calling 911 immediately. Conduct a fire drill at least once a year to keep employees aware of your workplace fire safety protocol.
- Evacuation Plan: In larger buildings, post a fire evacuation plan in several spots around the workplace. Never include elevators in an evacuation plan; always use the stairs.
- First Aid: In case of fire injuries, your employees should be familiar with the location of the first-aid kit, which should be kept where possible hazards can occur most-such as in the kitchen.