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Implementing Fire Safety Tips in Your Home | SERVPRO® of East San Antonio

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

white fire alarm being tested by a person If you experience any property damage due to a fire, we are here to help. Contact SERVPRO of East San Antonio to learn more.

There is never going to be a convenient time for a house fire to occur, and even small ones can cause large and long-term issues for your household. When a flame starts, it can spread in as little as 30 seconds and can turn absolutely devastating in the blink of an eye.

Fortunately, there are many ways to mitigate your fire risk. Practicing good habits and planning for the worst-case scenario can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from any fire scenarios.

Keeping Your Family Safe From Any Fire Scenarios

Check your smoke detectors. Your smoke detectors are the first line of defense for fire safety, as they will notify you any time a fire begins. Check yours on a monthly basis to make sure they are operational, and be sure to note when it is time to replace your whole unit (typically every 10 years, but your model may vary).

Create a fire escape plan. If a fire alarm does sound, knowing what to do is the next step. Be sure to practice your fire escape plan often and ensure that everyone can get out in under two minutes. Every room should be equipped with two exits and you should have a designated spot for your family to meet up outside.

Limit your fire risks. Good habits are one of the best preventive factors when it comes to house fires. Practicing simple things every day, such as cleaning out your dryer’s lint trap, running extension cords safely and avoiding the use of frayed wires, can go a long way in preventing a fire from ever breaking out.

Keep a fire extinguisher handy. While you should only use a fire extinguisher when it is safe to do so, having one nearby and knowing how it operates can keep a small situation from turning into a large one. Fire extinguishers should always be handy if there is an open flame present so you can stop a small fire from getting out of hand if possible.

If your home is damaged by a house fire, we are here to help. Our expert fire restoration technicians are here 247 to spring into action as soon as you call. Contact us at any hour to report your damage and receive a quick response.

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