It is important to be proactive and protect your family and home from a fire disaster. A fire can break out at any time, a careless spark floating in the breeze or from within your home from an unattended fryer or stove. Remember to always contact a professional fire damage restoration before you enter a home after a fire. In this article, we would like to list the most common and unexpected fire starters…
Always place your charcoal in a metal pail or garbage can and put the lid on tightly. After barbecuing never just put the bag of charcoal into a storage area and shut the door. The charcoal if damp could ignite itself and start a serious fire. Store the charcoal in a cool dry place.
Place your laptop on a desk or laptop stand. All of us that use a laptop knows how hot in no time the laptop can get. If it is let on a soft surface like a bed, couch or blanket the proper airflow in and out to the cooling can be covered causing a fire.
Heat Pads and Electric Blankets
Heating pads and electric blankets can be extremely hazardous if misused. They can get very hot and anytime you have excessive heat buildup, a fire can start. Keep your heating pad and electric blanket on the lowest setting and do not use it for longer than what the manufacturer recommends.
Watch That Closet Lightbulb
If your wool sweater or cotton T-shirt touches an exposed light bulb it could lead to a major fire. Nearly 13% of all house fires start in a closer. You can prevent a disaster from happening inside your closet by installing the properly enclosed light fixtures and keeping your belongings a good distance from the bulb.
Dust bunnies are more than an annoyance they are a danger to your home. If dust collects near floor heater, electronics such as entertainment centers, and sockets it is a fire hazard. Regular dusting and vacuuming with a hose can significantly reduce the amount of dust that lingers near the electrical outlets and floor heaters. If sparks fly dust piles can ignite.
Top Tips for Fire Safety
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
- Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
- Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
Whatever Fire Can Do, We Can Repair…
Paramount Restoration specializes in every kind of damage caused fire. We handle water damage, mold and mildew, fire and smoke damage, carpet cleanings, and more. What’s more, we can be at your home or office within an hour of your call to assess the situation and put a plan in motion.
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The Most Important Thing You Can Do is Act Quick…
The longer you allow the damaged property to sit, the more extensive the damage may become and the more expensive it will be to repair. We recommend calling a crew as soon as possible. Not only can Paramount’s crews accurately assess and repair the damage, but we can also advise you about the safety of remaining in undamaged parts of your home and let you know what your next steps should be.
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