Risk Reduction Tips for Preventing House Fires | SERVPRO® of Macon
While most of us would agree that experiencing a house fire does not sound like something we want to endure, have you thought about the ways you can actively keep your home safer from one?
Preventing a fire from starting and knowing what to do if one does occur is so important to your safety and your home, especially when you consider that it takes less than a minute for fires to spread.
Taking action toward fire safety is not a complicated process and it will provide you with extremely valuable peace of mind as you go about your days. Here are some of the best tips we have for fire safety.
How Can I Actively Keep My Home Safer From Fires?
Check your smoke detectors. The first thing we recommend for fire safety is making sure you have an adequate number of smoke detectors and that you are checking them regularly to ensure they are operational. Smoke detectors should be on every floor and near every sleeping area, and should generally be tested monthly to ensure they are operational.
Create a fire escape plan. If you do hear an alert from your smoke detectors, knowing what comes next is key. Having a fire escape plan that you and your family can execute in under two minutes will help you get everyone to safety in the event of a fire starting so you can get outside and call for help quickly.
Limit your fire risks. Good habits around the house can go a long way toward your fire safety efforts, too. Even little things such as being careful with candles, avoiding leaving the stove unattended and being safe when grilling can go a long way in reducing your chances of ever experiencing a house fire in the first place.
Keep a fire extinguisher handy. If there is an open flame nearby, it is wise to have a fire extinguisher nearby, too. Be sure it is operational, rated for the right type of fire you might be dealing with and that you know how to use it. If a fire is contained and small, extinguishing it can help prevent it from becoming a much larger problem.
If your home is damaged by a house fire, we are here to help. Our expert fire restoration technicians are here 24⁄7 to spring into action as soon as you call. Contact us at any hour to report your damage and receive a quick response.