The Ultimate Guide To Fire Safety In Your Home
Practicing fire safety is something every family should do at one point or another. Home fires can happen to anyone. In this ultimate guide, learn how you and your family can prevent home fires, escape from a home fire, and recover after a home fire.
Install Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms are important to have on every level of your home. They are designed to help alert you when there’s a fire emergency somewhere in your house.
Test Smoke Alarms
It’s not enough to just have smoke alarms – you want to make sure they work. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost three of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (41%) or no working smoke alarms (16%).
Practice Safety At All Times
Whether you’re in the kitchen cooking, moving furniture, or your kids are playing, always make sure to practice fire safety at all times. Some best practices include:
- Keeping an eye on the kitchen when you’re cooking
- Keeping anything that could catch fire away from any type of heat source
- Never smoking in bed
- Keeping matches and lighters locked away from children
- Making sure appliances are plugged safely into wall outlets
Even if you’ve taken prevention measures, fires can still happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. In the event there is a fire in your home, get out and stay out. Here are some tips to remember!
Come Up with an Escape Plan
It’s always a good idea to have an escape plan before you need to use an escape plan. Sit down with your family and discuss what you’d do if there was a house fire – including your children. Plan two different escape routes, draw your home floor plan for visualization and agree on a meeting place after everyone has safely escaped.
Grab People and Pets First, Belongings Last
Some of the items in your home probably are filled with memories and the thought of losing them is devastating. But before you consider picking up that old photo album or grandma’s old jewelry, make sure everyone – including your pets – are out of the house safely.
Don’t Panic and Call 911
Panicking in times of need can cloud your judgment and cause forgetfulness. The best thing you can do in a situation like this is to not panic. Call 911 immediately, make sure your family is out of the house and remember to take a deep breath.
After a house fire, you may feel in shock, overwhelmed, and unsure how you’ll ever recover. At RestoPros, we know this can be a troubling and emotional time for you and that’s why we’re proud to offer fire mitigation services you can count on. Let’s get you back to normal as quickly and as stress-free as possible.
Our fire mitigation services include:
- Fire damage restoration
- Smoke damage
- Soot removal
- Deodorization and sanitation
- Removal of charred items and debris
- Water extraction and drying
- Content pack out and storage
We do it all for you so you can focus on your family and getting through this troubling time. If you’re ever in a fire damage situation and need a helping hand, call RestoPros at 855-587-3786 or contact us online.