5 Ways To Prevent House Fires
We’ve all heard the stories, or at least seen someone's story on tv. It starts out of nowhere, then- before they knew it- FIRE! The damages of a fire can be disastrous, In fact, there are about 365,500 house fires in the U.S. every year. On average, 7 people die in U.S. house fires every day. SERVPRO®? of Central Oklahoma City wants to help keep your home and loved ones safe, it is critical that you follow these 5 tips.
This one should be a no-brainer. Smoke alarms are absolutely essential for keeping your home safe. Make sure you install at least one on every level of your home and inside all the bedrooms in the house.
Having smoke alarms is great, as long as you alway remember to make sure they’re working. Test the smoke alarms once per month, and if the batteries are dead, replace them.
Checking The Home
Be sure to check certain systems in your home regularly. You may even want to hire a professional to ensure that your home is thoroughly inspected. The things you should regularly check include; the condition of your home’s electrical system, the natural gas/LP gas system in your home, and the air conditioning and heating units in your home.
One of the most common causes of house fires is something going wrong in the kitchen. To ensure your safety in the kitchen, SERVPRO®? of Central Oklahoma City wants you to follow these practices: When you’re cooking on a stove and need to leave the stove for a minute or two, turn it off rather than letting it cook unattended. Don’t cook while under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, or if you’re tired. Also, ensure that no clothes or rags are left on or near a burner.
Safe Use of Wires
Faulty wiring and outlets are one of the top causes of house fires. So make sure your wires and outlets are working properly. Do not attempt to plug or unplug anything if your hands are wet. Also, don’t pinch or cover electrical cords with items like rugs.
If all of the above steps are followed, and the unthinkable fire still occurs, remember that SERVPRO®? of Central Oklahoma City fire damage restoration experts will be ready and faster to your disaster and make it feel “Like It Never Even Happened”.