As a homeowner, you’re constantly doing your best to keep your home in working order. You have to make sure the bills are paid, the AC unit or heater is running, and your family is safe. But what happens when your home sustains fire damage? Do you simply move your life to another home or do you face it head on and deal with it now?
At All Phase Restoration, we strongly suggest that you prevent a fire from plaguing your home so you do not need to give us a call. Furthermore, we want to share some fire damage prevention tips so that you can better protect your home.
Home Fire Damage Prevention Tips
You want to keep your home secure. You want to keep your family safe. One way to do this is to prevent a fire from damaging your house. Did you know electrical fires account for more than 51,000 home fires annually? This is reason enough to take precautionary measures to prevent fire damage. Here are some fire prevention tips:
Tip #1 – Only Burn Candles While You’re Home
Candles can tip over, fall, or find their way to the carpet. Although rare, candles do start fires. It’s best to be home while candles are alight and to extinguish them before you leave your home. With the surfacing of scented candles, it’s more tempting to let a candle burn for hours to make your home smell wonderful. We strongly suggest you put that candle out before you walk out the door.
Tip #2 – Smoke Outside
If you smoke, do it outside in a safe place. Lit cigarettes left unattended can start home fires that do more damage that costs more than a carton. Be careful with your smoking. Protect your home.
Tip #3 – Recycle Paper And Other Goods
Collecting newspapers may be fun, but you need to either store them in a fire retardant container or recycle them. Paper or other flammable goods can be enough to start a house fire. A spark is all that’s needed to catch your stored flammable goods aflame.
Tip #4 – Install/Update Smoke Alarms
If you do not happen to have smoke alarms in your home, it’s time you install them. Already have smoke alarms? Get them updated. A smoke alarm can warn you of a potential fire growing in your home. A home without smoke alarms is at serious risk to be consumed in flames. Consider installing a few around your home, if you don’t already have them.
Tip #5 – Store Fire Starter Tools And Liquids Behind Lock And Key
A campfire starter or misplaced lighter fluid can be devastating if used incorrectly. Securing these tools and liquids can greatly decrease the chance for a home fire.
Tip #6 – Stabilize/Secure Electronics
Your television and other corded electronics need to be secured and stored properly. An unsecured television can start a house fire. Use straps, locks, and other items to make sure that if your electronics cannot be pulled off shelves or manipulated to start a house fire.
Tip #7 – Educate Your Family
It may seem better to not educate your family on the importance of fire safety, but we strongly suggest you explain fire safety to your family as soon as possible. The more your family knows as a unit, the better you all can help protect one another and the home from a potential house fire.
Your Top Fire Damage Restoration Company in Denver
All Phase Restoration has served Denver for years. When it comes to fire damage, it’s best to prevent it. However, this is not always possible. If your home has sustained fire damage, call us as soon as possible. The sooner you can get your home restored, the sooner you can get back to your life.