If disaster strikes, you want to protect yourself, your loved ones, your belongings, and your property from the effects of a house fire. Below are three measures you can take to reduce the chances of fire damage to your home.
- Maintain smoke alarms: It’s recommended that you have at least one smoke alarm installed on every level of your home. Inspect and test your alarms monthly to ensure they’re in working order, and replace batteries when needed.
- Proper storage and distance: Flammable materials — which can include household cleaners, aerosol cans, bedding, furniture, carpets, and rugs — should be kept in places that are well-ventilated and at least three feet away from items that have the potential to ignite these materials. Items like fire pits, grills, space heaters, power cords, large appliances, electrical systems, fireplaces, candles, and cigarettes can pose a risk of setting these materials on fire.
- Properly extinguish fires: Though they may be a fun way to enjoy the outdoors in your own backyard, it’s essential that you go about using fire pits appropriately to minimize the risk of fire damage to your home. Make sure to diffuse the fire fully before retiring for the night — do this by drowning all the embers with a generous amount of water, dirt, or sand.
If you’re in need of restoration services following fire damage or would like to learn more about the steps you can take to better fireproof your home, don’t hesitate to call our team of experts at On-Deck Restoration LLC.