House fires can be scary and cause damage to your home and property. No one wants to think about a fire occurring in their home, but here are some easy ways to help prevent fire or prevent extended damage if a fire does start in your home. Here are 5 tips for homeowners to keep in mind to keep your home safe.
1: Don’t Use Candles In A Power Outage
If your power is out, you may resort to lighting candles. In an already stressful situation is not a good idea to have open flame in your home. Having working flashlights or battery operated lanterns can make sure you are prepared and prevent fire or damage from happening.
2: Keep Flammables Away From Heaters
All heaters need space, whether it’s a space heater or other central heating for your home, make sure that paper, matches, bedding, rugs, clothing, etc. are at least three feet away from heating equipment. This can be especially helpful if you have lots of close objects in your home.
If you have a fireplace in your home, it is also important to keep flammable objects away from the fireplace. Christmas trees or furniture should not be placed in close range of the fireplace flames in order to prevent fire damage.
3: Keep Up With Smoke Alarms
Having working smoke detectors is extremely important for keeping you and your family safe in your home. If a fire does occur in your home, a smoke detector can warn you so that you have time to get out of the house.
It is recommended that you test your smoke detectors every month. This only takes a few minutes and needs to be able to be heard in every room in your house. Do this for each smoke detector in your home to ensure that every member of your household could hear if there was a fire.
4: Clean Out The Dryer Vent
You may think that your laundry room is safe during a fire but did you know that dryer lint is extremely flammable? Cleaning out your dryer vents often is a great way to prevent a fire. Dryers can often get overheated and having extra flammable material inside of them can lead to a big problem.
It is also important to check appliances and washers and dryers frequently for frayed cords so that sparks or frayed cords do not burn.
5: Create Barrier To Prevent Fire Damage
Fires spread faster when they have no barriers and fuel to go through. Something as simple as closing doors to other rooms can keep the fire contained to a smaller area. Prevent fire from spreading to more of your home prevents more damage, but may also make it easier for you and your family to get out without energy.
Fire damage to property can also cause smoke damage to your building. It is important to obtain professional fire restoration services to ensure that your home is back to its prior level of comfort.
Serving most of Wyoming, Sawyer wants to help you prevent emergency damage, but we will be there to help restore it, when it does happen. Sawyer also has many other cleaning services and construction. Contact us today to talk about all the services we provide and what we have to offer.