5 Tips on Winter and Fire Preparedness

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Winter time and fires go hand in hand. Colder weather brings indoor and outdoor fires. This accompanied with holiday lighting is the perfect combo for damaging fires. Disaster Cleanup Services wants you to have a great winter and holiday season, without needing fire restoration. Below are some tips to prepare you for the upcoming winter and the possibility of fires.

  • Ensure your Fire Alarms and Extinguishers are in Working Order

Fire alarms should be checked regularly to ensure they are in proper working order. Everyone in your home should understand your fire exit plans. They should also know where and how to use the fire extinguishers.

  • Make Sure Holiday Lights are in Good Working Condition

Over time, your holiday lights can become damaged. It is important to check for frayed wires or burned out lighting. It is also important that the plugs are in good shape. Frayed wires or a faulty plug could cause a devastating fire.

  • Monitor Outdoor and Indoor Fires

Winter time means bonfires and the use of fireplaces. Make sure you keep an eye on both and be prepared if they become out of control. Fires spread quickly. It is important always to be aware of your fires.

  • Keep Children Away from Matches and Cooking Areas

Children are fascinated by fire and could accidently cause a major fire. Talk to your kids about fire safety and keep matches and other items away from children.

  • Use Proper Extension Cords for Holiday Lighting

When using outdoor holiday lighting, it is important to use the proper extension cords. Indoor cables are not meant to handle holiday lights; they are also not waterproof. Outdoor extension cords should always be used. They are waterproof and less likely to short out or cause a fire.

Our primary objective is to stop a fire before it starts. However, if you do experience a fire, call the professionals at Disaster Cleanup Services. They will be able to handle the damages, cleanup, and restoration.