Protecting your home from fires should be of the utmost importance, but sometimes we forget about simple ways we can prevent fires. Restoration 1 Conroe provides fire restoration to properties, and we have some tips to ensure your home stays fire-free this Summer. Below we will discuss a few ways you can help keep you and your family safe from fires!
Maintain Fire Alarms
Fire alarms are the most vital defense against home fires. Fire alarms can save you, your family, and your home in the event of a fire. Maintaining fire alarms is often an afterthought. Testing your fire alarms and replacing batteries should be done regularly. The best way to do it is at the beginning of each season.
Check Electrical Cords
Electric cords can fray and become damaged over time, so it crucial that cords are checked regularly. Checking all cords could save y our life, as many fires are sparked from exposed wires or a faulty plug.
Keep an Eye on Appliances
Dryers, dishwashers, and furnaces are some of the more common appliances that start fires. Regular maintenance can ensure that your appliances are functioning correctly and that they are not at risk of fire. If possible, you should only run your dryer and dishwashers when home, as to prevent a fire while you are out.
Regularly Check your Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are often installed and never looked at again. That is until there is a fire. Fire extinguishers can lose their power and become damaged. A routine check of your fire extinguishers should be completed when you test your fire alarms. Each member of the family should also know where the fire extinguishers are located and understand how to use them properly.
Keep Your Kitchen Clean
A lot of fires start in the kitchen. This usually occurs when someone forgets they are cooking. A kitchen fire can cause devastation to your home as it can spread quickly. The best way to prevent kitchen fires is by never leaving when you are cooking and keeping the kitchen clean. Plastic cups, paper towels, and even chip bags have been known to start a fire because they were too close to the stove.
Above are a few ways to prevent fires from occurring in your home. If you do experience a fire, contact Restoration 1 Conroe. We provide professional fire cleanup and restoration for all properties.