Fire Prevention: Everything you Need to Know
ire Prevention: Everything you Need to Know
Unfortunately, a house fire can happen anywhere at any time. It is important to practice preventive measures to ease the possibility of a fire occurring and protect your loved ones. Always be prepared if a fire occurs in your home. Here are a few ways to ease the possibility of a fire taking place in your home.
Use Surge Protectors
A surge protector is a device used to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes. With a surge in power, you are more likely to experience an electrical fire. A surge protector will alleviate the anxiety of excess electricity causing a fire. It can also be helpful to unplug devices when they aren’t in use. Unplugging your device will ensure that there is no electricity being used and can reduce the chance of a fire. Devices like TVs, game systems, and computers still use power even when they are not in use.
Never Leave Flames Unattended
You can identify a problem by paying attention to lit flames in your home. Stay mindful when cooking, lighting a candle or starting a fire in your fireplace. Always stay in the kitchen when cooking, as kitchen fires are one of the top causes of house fires. Keeping a fire extinguisher in your kitchen or near the fireplace can help fix the issue.
Keep Your Home Clutter-Free
Not only can a cluttered house start a fire, but it can also be one of the main reasons a fire spreads rapidly. An abundance of items covering your home gives the fire plenty of space to spread and cause more destruction. Keeping an organized home can potentially be the saving grace for you and your family.
While fires have declined tremendously over the last few decades, today’s fires cause much more loss and damage. On average, the fire loss per house is around $23,500; however, with homeowners insurance, you may be able to rebuild or replace your belongings lost in the fire. According to ton the NFPA, the leading causes of house fires include:
- Heating Equipment
- Electrical Fires
- Smoking Materials
After 911, contact us to repair your home from damage after a fire.
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