Colder weather and Winter is on its way and with it comes more fires to homes. Fires are more frequent during the Winter months for numerous reasons. People use fireplaces, fire pits, and heaters more, which can create a fire hazard. Unfortunately, many fires could have been avoided if the proper precautions were taken. Restoration 1 Conroe has some tips to help keep your home fire-free this Winter!
Do You Have a Fire Safety Plan?
Fire safety plans can ensure your family is safe in the event a fire occurs. You should have an escape plan for each member of your home, and you should practice it. Everyone should also know where fire extinguishers are located inside the home. This can help if a small fire breaks out.
Fire Alarms and Extinguishers
Fire alarms should be tested, and the batteries changed before the beginning of each season. You should also check that your fire extinguishers are full and in working order. These simple steps could save your life.
People love fireplaces, but they can quickly cause a fire in your home. Always use a fireplace guard and never leave your fireplace unattended. If a log that is on fire rolls out of your fireplace, it can quickly start a fire inside your home.
With holidays comes family gatherings, which always include cooking. Cooking is a common way for fires to start in your home. It is easy to become distracted while cooking, especially when you have family and friends over. Always keep an eye on your oven when cooking. You can easily prevent a fire just by watching your oven.
As you can see, there are quite a few ways to keep your property safe from fires this Winter. If you do encounter a fire in your home, Restoration 1 Conroe has the tools and equipment to provide fire cleanup and fire restoration services to your home.