Ask Yourself These Fire Safety Questions This Winter | SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County
Household fires are a common winter threat, and they’re most common in December and January.
If you’re like most homeowners, you may wonder what you can do to make your home a safer place and prevent these types of fires. Your local SERVPRO team is here to help you understand what you can do to lower your fire risk.
How Would You Answer These Fire Safety Questions?
One of the first steps to making your home safer is understanding what steps you should take to do it. Your answers to these questions are an excellent place to start:
Do you know the basics of kitchen safety? Grease fires can happen in any kitchen, and they’re a common hazard. Keeping a fire extinguisher accessible while you’re cooking can prevent one of these incidents from growing into a destructive fire.
Can you use your fireplace safely? Fireplaces that are dirty or clogged create a fire hazard. If you do decide to enjoy a crackling fire, be sure you’re disposing of the ashes correctly.
Do you know how to find natural gas leaks? Natural gas leaks are usually first noticeable by smell. If you notice the smell of natural gas in your home, act immediately to cut off your gas and get help to your home. Natural gas leaks are a significant fire hazard.
Do you practice good candle safety? Burning candles can create a nice ambiance in your home. But they can also be a fire hazard if you’re not careful. Don’t leave candles burning when you aren’t home. And, if you find that you’re forgetful when you leave them burning, then consider buying battery-operated candles for a similar effect.
So, what’s the good news? Regardless of how you answered these questions, you can move forward from today knowing what you need to do, and you can make most of these changes by switching up your habits and being more aware of what’s going on in your home. It won’t take a considerable investment of time or money.
If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.