How Individuals Can Practice Better Fire Safety | SERVPRO® of Romulus
A fire can occur for many reasons, but regardless of the source behind them, they are a devastating event for someone to experience. The good news is that many common causes of fires are preventable, and by practicing fire safety tips, many can be avoided.
To assist you in your fire preparedness, we have assembled the tips that we think are the most important to consider when you are practicing better fire safety. Keep these in mind as you work to prevent fires in order to reduce your chances of ever experiencing one in the home.
Vital Fire Safety Tips to Note
Frequently Check Smoke Detectors. Smoke detectors are one of the best ways to increase your home’s safety from fires. By installing them in bedrooms and on each floor of the home and checking them on schedule (typically every 30 days) you can rest assured that you will know immediately if a fire breaks out.
Have a Fire Escape Plan. When a fire starts, having a go-to evacuation plan for your household is essential to helping everyone get to safety as quickly as possible. Be sure everyone has two exits from their room and knows where to go once they escape to let everyone know they are safe.
Know How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher. Proper storage and operation of a fire extinguisher can make the difference between a close call and a serious disaster. Make sure everyone in the house is aware of how to operate it safely and how to determine if a fire can be put out.
Never Leave Flames Unattended. The flames we use every day—such as those from candles or stovetops—may seem mostly safe, but they can still pose a big danger if left unattended. Because of how quickly flames can spread, never leave the room while something is lit to avoid a serious accident.
Keep a Closed-Door Policy. Fires that occur during the night pose the most danger, as reaction time is generally reduced for those who are sleeping. By going to bed with a shut door each night, you can increase your reaction time by slowing down the spread of the flames.
If you’d like to learn more about protecting yourself from a house fire and how our restoration services can help you recover, get in touch today to learn more.