Prevention and Safety go hand in hand when it comes to Fire. Whether you’re living in a studio sized apartment or a 80,000 square foot mansion, stopping fires from occurring and ultimately spreading should be priority number one. If you are unable to prevent a fire from starting, SERVPRO's Goodlettsville fire restoration services are here to make it "Like it never even happened."
In the interim, it’s important to practice these fire prevention best practices to keep your property free from fires of all sizes and complexities.
How Prominent Are Home Fires in the U.S.?
In 2018, 50.7% of all residential fires in the U.S. started with cooking, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Fire Administration. Heating, the second most common cause of house fires, was responsible for 9.4% of fires. Being that we are currently in the middle of Fall, headed into Winter, home heating is definitely something that homeowners lean on heavily. With this in mind, it’s recommended that homeowners set their furnace or heating system at a manageable level to avoid starting any fires.
Don’t Overload Your Electrical Outlets
It's also critical not to overload electrical outlets with numerous high-energy appliances in the kitchen and elsewhere in the house. This is to avoid a surge, which may cause a fire that would require a special solution to extinguish.
Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries
If you forget to change your smoke alarms' batteries, consider changing them in November, when Daylight Savings Time ends, and again in the spring, when Daylight Savings Time begins. This is to guarantee that you are aware of where a fire is and what measures to take to put it out, regardless of whether it's morning or night or where
If All Else Fails
Call SERVPRO of East Nashville at (615) 868-5324 if you’ve had a property fire to ensure that any fire damage that has been sustained is not permanent. SERVPRO's team has decades of expertise in remedying fire damage homes. When you've had any sort of significant fire damage to your property, this is the degree of skill that homeowners deserve.