3 Tips to Avoiding a Home Fire – Fire And Smoke Damage
3 Tips to Avoiding a Home Fire
You don’t know when fire damage is going to affect your home or workplace, but you can do your best to prevent it. The best way to battle smoke or fire damage is to take proactive steps to avoid a fire. When there has been no fire, there is no need for disaster recovery! Here are 3 practical steps you can do to avoid a fire in your home or business:
- Be proactive. Schedule service and cleaning annually for furnaces, heating systems, chimneys, and fireplaces.
- Be smart. Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Avoid using extension cords where possible by replacing them with power strips. Check extension cords and fuse boxes or circuit breakers, making sure there is never a combination of appliances that exceed 1500 watts on the same circuit. Check wattage of each appliance to find out how much power each one requires.
- Be Prepared. Place a smoke alarm on each floor of your home or business (and one in each bedroom at home). Store fire extinguishers within reach in the kitchen and utility areas.
Of course not every fire can be easily avoided, but fires are often caused by neglect or carelessness, so heeding these reminders will greatly decrease the likelihood of ever needing to worry about needing a fire restoration service.