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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!
Always Have A Fire Safety Plan
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.
Have Fire Alarms and Fire Extinguishers
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.
Be Aware Of Your Surroundings
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.