Fire Prevention | 5 Tips
Losing all your possessions from a house fire is something that many people don't think about; but it is a common and very possible occurrence. We want you to be proactive and fully confident in protecting your home and loved ones from falling victim to a house fire. Below, we have listed some helpful tips & simple things to do:
- Test Your Smoke Alarms
Test the batteries in your smoke alarm once a month in order to maintain them properly. If you find they don’t work, replace them immediately.
- Keep the Stove and Oven Clear
Ensure that your cooking area is clear at all times. Towels, oven mitts and cookbooks can easily catch fire, so keep them at a safe distance from the stovetop. Also, don’t leave anything flammable nearby and make sure curtains from windows do not hang over the stovetop.
- Check Your Dryer
Always be sure to clean out the lint trap after every cycle, and regularly check behind and around dryer for lint or other items of laundry. If you own a gas- powered dryer, have it inspected annually.
- Fire Extinguishers
Have fire extinguishers ready and handy in each key area of your home. Make sure all family members know where they are located and how to properly use one.
- Flammable Products
Many household cleaning products and cosmetic items are flammable; like glass cleaner, nail polish, and hairspray. Keep all flammable products away from heat and out of direct sunlight. A cool, dark place is the best location to store these.
It’s always better to be prepared in any given situation. We encourage you to follow these practices to minimize the risk of a fire. If your home and valuables are damaged by smoke, soot or fire, we will come along side you and restore it back to normal!