Summer Fires- What You Should Know!June 13, 2016
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Fires can happen at any time. It is important to always be prepared. During the summer, fires have a greater chance of starting. Disaster Cleanup Services has some tips on what you should do to ensure you have a fire free summer!
- Fire Alarm Checks
It is important to have your fire alarms checked regularly. If your fire alarms are functioning properly, you have a greater chance of stopping a fire before it causes to much damage. They will also save you and your family’s life.
- HVAC Maintenance
Proper HVAC maintenance is crucial in not only protecting your unit, it can also prevent fires. If your HVAC unit is working double time to cool your home, it can cause it to overload. If it becomes overheated, it can cause a fire. An HVAC fire can sweep throughout your home quickly. Each season, you should have your HVAC unit checked.
- Fire Extinguishers
Checks Know your fire extinguishers. Each person in your home should know where the fire extinguishers are and how to use them properly. They should also be checked regularly to ensure they are charged properly. This could save your home in the event you have a small fire.
- Gas Storage
During the summer, you have an excess of gas around. Your lawn mower, boat, and even your grill can use gas. It is important that your gas is stored properly and that the relief valves are set correctly. A gas fire can cause devastating damages.
- Grilling and Cooking Safety
Grilling and cooking fires happen more during the summer. With family and friends over, it is easy to not pay attention to your grill or oven. It is important to be aware of all pets and children when grilling or cooking outside during the summer. A simple bump, could cause a major fire.
Above are a few tips to ensure your summer goes as planned. If you do happen to have a house fire, it is important to call a professional cleanup company. This will ensure your fire damages are handled the right way and that fire restoration and insurance claims are done accurately.