How Can I Gain Peace of Mind About Fire Safety? | SERVPRO® of Sunrise
Experiencing a house fire is something many of us likely worry about regularly, but are you sure you are doing what you are able to ensure one does not occur? It can take less than a minute for a fire to spread, which is why we always recommend being prepared and practicing prevention as much as possible.
Fortunately, it is not difficult to implement fire safety methods in your home throughout your daily actions so you can be certain you are being as safe as possible. Here are some of our top tips for significantly reducing your overall risk levels from a fire.
Lowering Your House Fire Risk Levels
Check your smoke detectors. Having the right number of smoke detectors and making sure they work is so important for ensuring you are alerted right away if a fire starts. You should check your detectors every month to make sure they are operational, and ensure they are installed throughout the home so they can be heard from any spot in the house.
Create a fire escape plan. If your smoke detectors sound, knowing what to do is so important for personal safety. Practice an evacuation plan with your entire family that takes two minutes or less to complete so everyone can get out safely. Regularly doing drills will keep it fresh in everyone’s minds in the event of a real emergency.
Limit your fire risks. As you go about your day, there are many ways you can reduce your fire risk through good habits surrounding fire risks. Small things such as clearing out the lint trap in your dryer with every load, being careful when cooking and avoiding improper storage of flammable materials can go a long way in reducing your overall risk.
Keep a fire extinguisher handy. Any time an open flame is present, a fire extinguisher should be, too. Make sure your fire extinguisher is operational and that you are aware of how to use it before you cook, grill or do anything else that might present an additional layer of risk.
If your home is damaged by a house fire, we are here to help. Our expert fire restoration technicians are here 24⁄7 to spring into action as soon as you call. Contact us at any hour to report your damage and receive a quick response.