Being as Safe as Possible From a Fire | SERVPRO® of Prattville
Avoiding experiencing a house fire in your home is something we all want to do, but are you certain you are protecting yourself from it as much as possible? A fire can begin to spread in less than a minute, and if you are not prepared, it can cause serious damage to your home and your family.
Implementing fire safety methods is not extremely complicated and will give you great peace of mind. Making sure you are practicing good habits and taking steps to protect your home will go a long way in keeping your family safe.
How Can I Keep My Family Safe From a Fire?
Check your smoke detectors. It is always wise to make sure you have the right number of smoke detectors and that they work as you start boosting your fire preparedness. You should have them on every floor and near every bedroom, and they should be checked monthly to make sure they work.
Create a fire escape plan. Having a plan for how to get out if the smoke detectors go off is key for personal safety. Exiting the home should be possible in under two minutes for everyone, and there should be two ways to escape from every room in the house.
Limit your fire risks. You can also practice small, daily habits to mitigate your fire risk, which makes a much larger impact than you might think. Simple things like clearing out your dryer’s lint trap, not leaving things near the stove that could catch fire and never leaving candles burning unattended can significantly reduce your fire chances at all.
Keep a fire extinguisher handy. When a risk of fire is elevated, such as when you are using a fireplace, cooking or grilling, you should always keep a fire extinguisher in the vicinity. Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher can make the difference between a small, contained fire and one that destroys a home, so it is not a bad thing to invest in.
If your home is damaged by a house fire, we are here to help. Our expert fire restoration technicians are here 24⁄7 to spring into action as soon as you call. Contact us at any hour to report your damage and receive a quick response.