26 Jun. 18

Fire Prevention and Safety for Inside Your Home

Stop Fire Damage While You Can

If you have experienced a home fire, you understand how stressful and heart breaking the situation can be for you and your family. If you have not had to deal with a fire, these helpful tips can help you avoid the physical and emotional costs of going through the aftermath of having a fire consume part or all of your property

Install and Check Smoke Alarms

If you have a newly built home or business, this step should be fairly easy because there should be smoke detectors on every level. If your property is older, then you should check to see if you have enough smoke alarms. You should have one on every level and in places where fires are more likely to occur, such as the kitchen or laundry room. Be sure to check existing alarms by pressing the test button at least once every six months.

Check Potential Problem Areas

There are certain areas of your home or business where a fire is more likely to occur. Some examples include kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, workshops and furnace areas. Look for exposed wires and excess debris in these areas to see if anything needs to be fixed. If you have questions about anything you see, let a professional know so they can look at the area in question.

Discuss Your Fire Escape Plan

One of the most important and often overlooked things you should do to keep everyone safe in the event of a fire is to have an escape plan in place. The plan should be written down and communicated to anyone who may need to know it. Plans may include all possible exits as well as what to do if you are trapped by a fire. If there ever is a fire, get out and don’t enter the building again for any reason.

Work With a Professional Company

Drying Tech is here to help you prevent fires as well as to clean up damages if there ever is one. Let us know if you have any questions about what you should be doing to keep your property as safe as possible when it comes to fire prevention. Also, give us a call if you require any of our other damage restoration services.