A new year means new beginnings. It is a fresh start of the year ahead. One of the best ways to start the new year is by protecting your home from fires. Fire safety is essential and could save your life! Below, Disaster Cleanup Services will give you some tips to keep your home safe from any fires this year!
Does your home have fire alarms? If not, now is the time to have fire alarms installed on your property. Fire alarms should be installed throughout your home to ensure your home is protected. Your fire alarms should be assessed regularly, and the batteries should be changed so that they will function in the event a fire occurs.
While most businesses contain fire extinguishers, many homes do not. Fire extinguishers can be purchased and installed throughout your home. Fire extinguishers can help to contain a small fire and ensure your family remains safe. Fire extinguishers should be checked regularly, and everyone in the house should know the location and how to use them correctly.
Many fires that occur on properties are from fireplaces and fire pits that were left unattended. While it is easy to believe your home is safe from a fire, the reality is, fireplaces and fire pits are a fire hazard. Logs can roll out of fireplaces, and firepits can break, causing a fire to spread. Always be aware of your fireplaces and firepits. Make sure they are extinguished before you leave the area unattended.
All homes should have a fire evacuation plan in place. This is a simple plan that can save the life of your loved ones—fires can break out at any time of the day or night. Create a plan on how to evacuate and practice it with everyone in the family. Always have a meeting place and a plan in the event a fire does occur!