At On-Deck Restoration LLC, we have extensive experience in fire damage restoration. If your home is damaged in a fire, you can turn to our experts to have us restore it to like-new condition.
However, we understand you would prefer to avoid that scenario altogether, so we have put together this article to go over a few steps you can take to reduce your risk of fire damage.
- Smoke Detectors – One of the most effective ways to protect your home from fire damage is to install smoke detectors. We recommend installing multiple detectors at various points in your home, including in the kitchen and bedrooms, making sure there is at least one on every level. In addition, you should test your smoke alarms every month to make sure they are working properly.
- Fire Safety – We also encourage you to practice good fire safety when using candles, fireplaces, or heating equipment. While a complete guide to fire safety is beyond the scope of this article, a few essential steps include not leaving candles unattended, keeping flammable materials away from fires and heaters, and making sure your oven, stove, and space heaters are off before you go to bed.
- Electrical Safety – A third thing you can do to reduce the risk of fire damage to your home is to have your electrical wiring inspected on a regular basis. In particular, if you notice any of your outlets or switch plates starting to become discolored, you should schedule an inspection, as this is usually a sign of an exposed wire.