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Top 5 Tips for Preventing House Fires January 14, 2019

St. Augustine, St. Johns
Top 5 Tips for Preventing House Fires, St. Augustine, Florida

Fire damage repair can help restore your home after a fire, but it’s a situation no homeowner wants to face. Although some accidents can’t be prevented, taking the necessary precautions can greatly reduce your risk of a house fire and keep your family safe. Here are a few fire safety tips to keep in mind so you can guard against any potential blazes. 

Fire Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

1. Remove Flammable Materials

Whether it’s a potholder left on a stove, a rug too close to a fireplace, or clothes left to dry on a space heater, it takes only a little flammable material near a heat source to grow into a huge problem. Be mindful about where you place fabric, furniture, and paper, and only use heating products as intended.

2. Watch Pets & Children

Fire Damage RepairKids and pets aren’t aware of the dangers of flames, and tend to be more curious and more careless than adults. Keep them away from fireplaces, candles, heating equipment, and stoves, and supervise them when they need to be near these objects.

3. Perform Appliance Maintenance

Malfunctioning heating equipment can easily grow too hot or create sparks, so have your appliances serviced regularly to help minimize the risk of a serious house fire. Clogged air filters are also a hazard, so make sure to change them regularly.

4. Watch for Electrical Hazards

Many house fires aren’t due to stoves or heaters at all but instead, start with faulty wiring. Watch for signs of electrical problems in your home, including flickering lights, frequently tripped breakers, and a buzzing sound or sensation near lights and fixtures.

5. Maintain Safety Equipment

If a fire does start, being able to respond to it quickly can mean the difference between needing minimal fire damage repair, and losing your entire home. Make sure your smoke alarms are working and have fresh batteries, and keep a fire extinguisher on hand and up to date.

 

Although taking the necessary precautions will reduce the risk of a house fire, accidents can still happen. If you find yourself in this situation, turn to the compassionate professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach for fire damage repair. This local business serves residents throughout St. Johns County, FL, with fast, reliable, and thorough emergency cleaning services to help them recover from fires, floods, mold, and other property damage. They’re committed to helping customers through stressful times, which is why they put an emphasis on quality work and customer service. To schedule a consultation for fire damage repair, call (904) 429-4457 or send the team a message online today.

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