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Fire Prevention - 5 Things You Can Do

1/23/2023 (Permalink)

a variety of chopped vegetables and spices on cutting boards. Cooking related activities, especially those that require the stove or over, can lead to a fire if left unattended.

Curious about what you can do to prevent fires in your home? The following list is not comprehensive, but can still help prevent house fires.

  1. Change the dryer lint after every load of laundry. That might sound excessive, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Dryer lint is highly flammable, so even a small amount is all it takes. Doing this also prevents the ventilation of your dryer system from becoming clogged, which can prevent fires down the road and optimize performance.
  2. Use surge protectors. When there's a surge of excess electricity, surge protectors prevent that excess electricity from causing a fire by preventing the electricity from travelling up into your electronics.
  3. Never leave cooking, baking, or lit candles unattended. Any of these can easily get out of hand. It's also worth noting that one of the top causes of US house fires is from unattended cooking.
  4. Reduce the clutter in your home. Clutter can cause fires, or help fires spread quickly. Many of the day-to-day items we use are made of highly flammable materials, so the more cluttered a space is, often the faster a flame can spread.
  5. Make sure your roof and gutters are clean. During the summer months in particular, the debris in gutters can become extremely dry. If there is a lightning storm or excessively hot temperatures, those debris can ignite on the roof of your home, surely spelling trouble.

If you need fire damage restoration services, please don't hesitate to contact us. If you're curious about how to prevent fires in your home, check out this blog.

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