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Your Guide to Boosting Household Fire Safety

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

While there are many things that can start a fire, one of the smartest things that individuals can do to keep their home and family safe is to focus on preventing what they are able to. No matter how small, a fire can be a devastating occurrence that is better off avoided.

In order to help individuals know exactly how to implement more fire safety measures in their homes, we assembled a list of our top tips for increasing your household fire safety. By implementing these tips, you can have peace of mind and a fire-safe home.

Note These Vital Fire Safety Tips

Frequently Check Smoke Detectors. Smoke detectors are one of the best ways to increase your home’s safety from fires. By installing them in bedrooms and on each floor of the home and checking them on schedule (typically every 30 days) you can rest assured that you will know immediately if a fire breaks out.

Have a Fire Escape Plan. Having a plan of action in place in case a fire starts in your home is another must for fire safety. Designate two exits from each room and rehearse the plan with family members regularly to ensure everyone knows what to do.

Know How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher. Being aware of how to operate a fire extinguisher will allow you the opportunity to put out a fire if it is small enough to do so safely. This can make the difference between a disastrous event or a mild one, so it is a good skill to possess.

Never Leave Flames Unattended. Flames from stoves, fireplaces and candles may seem harmless, but they are actually some of the most frequent causes of house fires. An open flame can spread in a moment, so it is best to never leave the room while something is lit to prevent this from happening and turning into a calamity.

Keep a Closed-Door Policy. The most deadly fires often start in the middle of the night, but sleeping with bedroom doors closed is one of the best ways to combat this. A closed door will slow down a fire’s spread, allowing for an extended reaction time that could be crucial in a fire scenario.

If you’d like to learn more about protecting yourself from a house fire and how our restoration services can help you recover, get in touch today to learn more.

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