Fires are common during the winter months and can cause significant damages to your home. Water and fire damages go hand-in-hand and can be a significant stress. Disaster Cleanup Services would like for you to have a fire and stress-free winter. Below, we will discuss some ways to keep your home safe from fires and to be prepared in the event you do experience a fire!
A fire safety plan is a specific plan that you formulate for your family in the event there is a fire. This plan should include what each person should do and where you meet up if there is a fire. This plan should be practiced and known by each member of the family, including young children. A fire can break out and spread quickly in your home, so knowing what to do and practicing it will ensure your family is safe in the event a fire occurs.
Fire alarms should be located throughout your home. They should be tested, and the batteries changed regularly. This is your first warning that a fire is in your home, and it could save your life! Fire extinguishers are not found in a lot of homes, and this is shocking. Fire extinguishers can help to put out a small fire and could save your home from devastating damages. Make sure everyone knows how to use a fire extinguisher and where they are all located.
Being aware of your surroundings can prevent a fire. If you know there is a burn ban in your city, make sure you do not shoot fireworks or light a fire pit. It is also important to pay attention to your fireplace, fire pits, and BBQ pits. A lot fires spark from cooking and not paying attention.