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Fire damage

In the Scenario of a Fire – Prepare and Plan Ahead

As far as calamitous accidents go there aren’t many incidents as staggering as a fire that destroys your house and belongings. A fire in your home is a frightening and an emotionally exhausting event, whether it consumes everything or not. However, there are some measures you can implement to lessen the likelihood of a fire from happening in your home. The fire damage repair team from Paul Davis understands the severe situation of home fires and that’s why it’s important to know how to prepare your house and what to do when a fire occurs.

Fire Preparation – Property Recovery & Emergency Plans

Safety has to be the number one priority when preparing for a home fire, and smoke alarms and fire extinguishers need to be located throughout the property. Smoke alarms are essential because a fire can spring out of the blue and you have to do something as fast as possible. Another thing to consider with smoke alarms is purchasing ones that can recognize smoke generated by electrical fires. Finally, any children living in the home have to be instructed on what a smoke alarm sounds like when it goes off and what to do when it occurs.

Then get your emergency program in order. Everyone in the property should know two ways to get out from every room and where to meet outside when a fire occurs. Additionally, make sure that everyone knows how to call 911 in the case of an emergency.

Also, it’s an excellent idea to create digital copies of worthy documents like birth certificates, and you should consider a fire safety box to store them in. Make a list of your personal belongings as well in the event that they are consumed by the flames. Either make a list on paper or take pictures or videos to catalog your things.

To Decrease the Hazards of a Fire in Your House Perform These Steps

Here are a few things to be aware of so you can lessen the hazards and perils that are associated with home fires:

  • Cooking: It’s fundamental to be attentive in the kitchen and to not leave food being cooked alone. Without exception have somebody there to watch what’s going on.
  • Appliances and Electrical: Perform a periodic examination on your electrical appliances and ensure the cords and plugs are in working condition. Also, when switches for your lights are hot to the touch, then you need to replace them.
  • Portable Heaters: Guarantee your space heater has a thermostat and a control mechanism, and it should turn off if it falls over.
  • Fireplaces: It’s essential to clean consistently and inspect your fireplace and chimney for damages and creosote. Use a fireplace screen that is strong and big enough to halt logs from rolling and catch flying sparks.
  • Children: Kids are curious and fire is appealing for them, so teach your children that fire isn’t a toy. Also, keep lighter and matches in a safe place that is out of reach and out of sight.
  • Smoking: Smoking outside is the best way to prevent a home fire from taking place. It’s very important to not smoke inside if someone in the house is using oxygen because it is very combustible. When you smoke inside, don’t smoke while lethargic or in bed and have ashtrays with tall walls.

If You Need Fire Damage Repair Maintenance – Contact Paul Davis for Professional Help Now

Home fires happen, whether it’s an accident or something out of your control, Paul Davis is here to lend a helping hand. Our fire damage restoration services can restore your house back to a livable condition again. Reach out to Paul Davis at 888-473-7669 and a franchise in your area will be there to help.