Ways to Prevent Fires in Your Home
Fires can happen out of nowhere and the damage they can cause is astronomical.
Here are a couple of ways you can prevent fires from happening in your home:
- Test smoke alarms once a month and replace your smoke alarms battery once a year.
- If your smoke alarm starts “chirping” replace the batteries right away.
- Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.
- Clean the vent of your dryer at least twice a year.
- Clean the lint trap of your dryer every time you use it
- Keep anything that can easily catch on fire away from the stovetop while you are cooking.
- Food packaging
- Oven mitts
- Wooden utensils etc.
- Never leave the food you are cooking on the stovetop unattended.
- Keep a fire extinguisher somewhere in your kitchen.
- Never leave a candle unattended and keep candles away from children and pets
- Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything flammable and never leave them unattended.
- Plug them into a wall outlet, not an extension cord
- If you have a pet remove stovetop nobs or cover them when you leave the house to eliminate the risk of your pet starting a fire while you are gone.
Even if you do everything you can to prevent a fire, sometimes it can still happen. It is important that you have a fire escape plan, and you practice it yearly.
If a fire does happen SERVPRO® of South and Southwest Lubbock is here to help you. We are a team of trained professionals with extensive experience with fire and smoke damage restoration. SERVPRO will leave your property looking “Like it never even happened.”
Our emergency services line is open 24/7 at (806) 780-6311.