Avoiding House Fires 101
Your home is your safety net, that's why it's so scary to imagine anything happening to it. House fires take an average of 3,000 lives per year and we don't want you to become one of those statistics. Although you can't control everything, here are some tips to prevent house fires.
1. Test Your Smoke Alarms
Simple enough, yet so many households fail to check their alarms regularly. To test it, just press the little button on it. If the beep is weak, change it! Smoke alarms can be your best friend during sudden house fires.
2. Inspect All Heating Sources
Malfunctioning heat sources can spark and cause a fire. Always clean your air filters, and make sure to dust around heat sources often.
3. Keep Your Stove and Oven Clean
Keep a look out for towels, cookbooks, or clothing that's too close to your burners. Also, make sure to get all the food and crumbs out from underneath the burners. Those could also cause a sudden stove fire.
4. Store Flammable Products Carefully
Keep any type of aerosol away from any heat sources. They could combust if they become too hot. Make sure you keep candles in a proper spot away from blankets and curtains as well.
5. Always Have A Fire Extinguisher Handy
Everyone in your household should know where the extinguisher is, as well as know how to use it.
Things happen, even if you try to prevent it. If a fire has damaged your home, don't forget to give us a call.