Some Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Home
A fire in your Brooklyn home can get out of control quickly and result in damage you don't want to experience. It only takes an estimated five minutes for a home to become engulfed in flames. Fires spread extremely fast, with a major fire able to develop within just 30 seconds. In order to prevent fires from starting, please take some time to review the following information to keep you and your family out of harm's way!
Test Your Smoke Alarms Monthly-
A working smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death in the case of a fire. At SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint we recommend you install a dual-sensor smoke alarm: these contain sensors that pick up on both ionization and photoelectric smoke. Test your batteries monthly and replace batteries annually. Depending on your manufacturer, you can expect to change your smoke alarm once every 8-10 years.
Stay in the Kitchen If You Are Cooking-
If you are actively using heat to cook in the kitchen, be sure to supervise at all times. If you have to leave at any point, be sure to turn off the stove. Cooking is the leading cause of house fires in America and can be easily prevented through diligence.
Replaces Bad Wires-
Any appliances that have worn or damaged cords should be replaced ASAP. Wires that are frayed can cause fires, especially if close to rugs or furniture that can spread the fire further.
Move Flammable Items From Heat Sources-
When cooking, be sure to keep flammables (such as alcohol or hand sanitizer) far away from the heat source.
Supervise Children Around Heat or Fire-
Never leave a child unsupervised near a stove or candles! Not even for a short period of time should children be left unattended with a source of fire.
SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint is There
Most house or apartment fires are easily avoidable. With some foresight, you may never have to know the damage that can accompany a fire in the home. However, here at SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint we are here to help if you require help for fire restoration. Just give us a call at (917) 809-6562 and we will make it look "Like it never even happened."