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The new year has arrived, and now is the time to start your home safety checklist. Checking your home regularly should be at the top of your list. Avoid starting the new year off with a home disaster. Below, we will give you some tips to keep your home disaster-free this New Year!
Check your Fire Alarms
No one wants to start the year with a house fire. House fires are very common during the winter months. Check your fire alarm batteries and test them to ensure they are functioning properly. If you need to replace your fire alarms, do so! Fire alarms are the easiest way to keep you and your family safe.
Check your Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers get overlooked during home safety checks. Many believe they last forever and forget about it once they are purchased. Fire extinguishers should be checked regularly to ensure they are not expired.
Go Over your Fire Safety Checklist
Since you are checking your fire alarms, there is no time like the present to go over the fire evacuation plan with your family. Make sure everyone knows the plan and practice it monthly. A fire evacuation plan is just as important as the fire alarms. If practiced, it could save your family in the event of a home fire.
What Should I do If I Experience a House Fire?
Once the fire department has released your home, call a disaster cleanup company. They are trained to handle insurance claims, clean up the area, and restore your property. Even small fires can leave a smokey residue and soot. Disaster cleanup companies have the cleaning agents and tools to restore your property to its original shape. A home fire can be stressful, but with a certified disaster cleanup company, you will know your property and you are being taken care of by professionals that care.