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Steps to Prevent Home Fires | SERVPRO® of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

interior view of a room with items completely destroyed by fire If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration needs.

Working smoke detectors were present in the homes of 74% of house fires between the years 2015 and 2019, speaking for the vast use of fire alarm home systems across the United States.

While smoke detectors remain the most effective tactic to avoid fire-related deaths and property damage, there are various other precautions you can take, the bulk of which are as simple as cleaning your home:

Clear Your Home of Clutter

Our homes are vulnerable to clutter. When it comes to fire prevention, clothing, spare blankets and other textiles left unattended in corridors and storage rooms are very risky.

If you keep clothing near gas tanks or water heaters, you can easily start a fire. To avoid dangers in case you ever need to leave your house quickly due to a fire, it’s a good idea to leave open, clean pathways. That way, if a fire does happen, it will progress less quickly due to having less-flammable materials in its path.

Lastly, ensure there is space in between wall outlets and rugs, lamps or furniture to avoid creating a fire hazard.

Protect the Outside of Your House

There are several techniques to make your home’s exterior more fire-resistant. You can create a path for firemen to enter your home more efficiently in the case of a fire by using strategic landscaping tactics and take steps to limit the risk of fire spreading to your house.

It is suggested that you retain at least 30 feet of defensible space outside your home at all times, and that you replace flammable materials with more adequate materials such as cement, brick and gravel. Also, remove any waste material that may block the path, such as leaves or dry grass.

Watch for Hazards

Home fires resulting from cooking are very common in Georgia, so remember to always double-check your appliances, stove top and oven before leaving the kitchen unattended.

Burning candles left alone are another of the most commonly reported sources of home fires. Before leaving a room or leaving your house, it is essential to always double-check burning candles and fragrance sticks.

These easy actions can make a dramatic contribution to decreasing your fire risk and maintain that you are adequately equipped in the event of a home fire.

We spend a lot of our time inside our homes, spending time maintaining our properties and building memories within its walls. To avoid a fire, it is also critical that we make sure to keep our homes clean and take the time to remove hazards, and keep our families safe.

If you have experienced fire damage or want to learn more about our fire damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.

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