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Important Fire Safety Tips to Note

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Image of a computer generated gray house with with its red roof on fire SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle has fire and smoke specialists trained to help you in your time of need.

When considering the frequency of house fires, it brings into perspective how important fire safety is. House fires not only result in a loss of property and objects of sentimental value, but they can also cause injuries and fatalities that could often be prevented.

There are many fire safety tips to be found online, but it is typically difficult to find the most relevant ones all together—which is exactly why we have made an overview of the most pertinent tips for fire safety for your ease of reference.

An Overview of Fire Safety

Frequently Check Smoke Detectors. Smoke detectors are extremely important to fire safety and should be installed in every bedroom and on every floor. Individuals should also do a routine monthly check to ensure they are operational and replace them every 10 years or as directed by the manufacturer.

Have a Fire Escape Plan. Creating an evacuation plan for the event of a house fire starting is a great way to ensure everyone in your household will know exactly what to do and can act efficiently if a fire starts. Plan out exit routes, meeting places, and for any special provisions your family members may need.

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. Because open flames are so common in the household, many people forget the extreme dangers they can pose. Whether it is from a cooktop or candle, a flame can spread to other surfaces in an instant, which is why it is vital to never leave one unattended for any length of time.

Keep a Closed-Door Policy. Nighttime is a common time for house fires to break out, which is why even sleeping with safety in mind is advised. Closing bedroom doors at night can significantly decrease the amount of time a fire takes to spread, giving everyone more reaction time once the flames are detected.

If you’d like to learn more about protecting yourself from a house fire and how SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s restoration services can help you recover, get in touch today, to learn more (302) 392-6000

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Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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