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Fire safety is a chief concern for many individuals, and for good reason. House fires occur quite frequently for a variety of reasons and can lead to extensive property damage as well as injuries and fatalities for those who experience them.
Because of this, being aware of fire safety tips is one of the best things to do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. After seeing many house fires throughout our years in the restoration industry, we decided to put the top fire safety tips in one place to help you be prepared.
Tips About Fire Safety You Need to Know
Frequently Check Smoke Detectors. Installing and maintaining a smoke alarm system for your home is one of the most important things to do to increase fire safety. It is recommended that a smoke detector be placed in every room of the home and that you do a test each month to make sure the batteries are charged.
Have a Fire Escape Plan. In the event of a sudden fire, having an evacuation plan for the household is key. By designating two exits from each room and an outdoor meeting place for your family, you can ensure that everyone can get out safely and reconvene quickly while you await aid.
Know How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher. There are many types of fire extinguishers to choose from, so it is advised to get the type you think will be most suited to your needs. Make sure you fully understand how to use it and share the information with your family members, as well.
Never Leave Flames Unattended. Open flames are a part of everyday life—between cooking, heating our homes and enjoying candles, there are many opportunities for flames to grow out of hand. A small fire can spread in an instant, which is why no open flame should ever be left unattended within the home.
Keep a Closed-Door Policy. Fires at night are quite common and tend to be more fatal than those that happen while residents are awake and alert. Fortunately, simply keeping bedroom doors shut at night can reduce the risk of a fire fatality dramatically, as it slows the spread of flames and provides more reaction time to those in the house.
If you’d like to learn more about protecting yourself from a house fire and how our restoration services can help you recover, get in touch today to learn more.