What Can You Do to Protect Your Home From Fires This Winter? | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest
Experts estimate that about 890 Americans die in winter house fires every year. And that number has been constant for several years now.
It’s not possible to prevent every house fire. Natural disasters like wildfires and lightning storms can’t be predicted. But you can take steps to control the risk factors for fires that are within your control.
Lowering Your Risk for House Fires
Our team is here to help you lower your risk for a house fire and provide you with helpful tips that you can implement into your family’s routine today.
Make sure you have working smoke detectors. Keep your smoke detectors in good, working order by changing your batteries regularly (twice a year), testing them monthly and changing the detectors completely every 10 years. It’s important to note that how often your detector should be replaced is dependent on the brand, so check the packaging for the most accurate information.
Don’t leave your candles where they will fall over. This is easy, and it’s important because many house fires each year are the result of candles. Keep these decorations away from spots in your home where kids or pets can impact them. Also, consider switching to a battery-operated candle for a similar effect.
Make maintaining your home’s natural gas furnace a priority. A yearly checkup is important because sometimes natural gas furnaces may seem like they’re working well but have issues that you can’t see. Clogged vents and rusted blades can result in a fire.
If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.