Fire Prevention Week is just around the corner — the time of the year when everyone comes together to reduce the risk of fire in homes across the country. For most of us, fire safety education started and stopped in grade school. Now, as a homeowner, you owe it to yourself and to your family to reduce the risk of a fire and keep everyone safe.
Here at Restoration 1 of East Alabama, we have the same goal. We want to help you learn more about common household fire hazards — all while creating a thorough fire safety plan. Fire damage restoration costs in Auburn, AL are also an important consideration we can help you with.
Fire Safety at a GlanceIf there is ever a fire in your home, you typically have less than two minutes to escape from the property. Unfortunately, few people realize this. Therefore, it’s important to keep an early warning system active in your home. For most, that means a working smoke detector on each floor, outside sleeping areas, and inside bedrooms.
Additionally, you need to:
Test your smoke alarms monthly and replace the batteries as needed.Keep a close eye out while cooking in the kitchen.Do not leave lit candles unattended.Teach children about fire safety.Keep pets away from open flames.Not store flammable liquids or materials in hot, confined spaces.
To learn more about fire safety and creating a thorough fire escape plan for your family, take a moment to download our resource “Fire Safety: The Escape Plan Every Family Needs.” It is jam-packed with information useful for families looking to stay safe.
DOWNLOAD THE FIRE PREPAREDNESS GUIDEAlso, take a look at our fire safety infographic below which has plenty of useful fire safety tips, fire statistics and fire prevention techniques for around the home.
This infographic was first published by Restoration1.com.