Ways to Prevent Fire Damage Part 2
In our previous blog SERVPRO of Medina County covered some fire safety tips for the kitchen, living areas, and bedrooms. Here you’ll find more suggestions on locating possible fire hazards that exist in your home and reminders of how to keep you and your loved ones safe from structure fires.
In the bathroom:
• Ensure that proper care is taken when using candles in a restroom for deodorizing and that they are snuffed out before you leave
• Use appropriate incense plates or burners; do not leave cones or sticks lying on counters, shelving or windowsills
• Turn off hair styling irons before you walk away from it and invest in fire resistant holders
• Do not use, or charge, electronic devices near you while you are showering or bathing
• Before leaving home turn off any wax or oil potpourri pots
In the garage/storage:
• Chemicals such as fuels, solvents, cleaning agents, thinners, adhesives, and paints could ignite or explode due to improper storage. Make sure you take time to organize chemicals and to properly store them, preferably away from the house if possible. Dispose of anything that is damaged or leaking.
• Do not use stoves or barbecue grills inside the garage; you could not only start a fire, but also die from carbon monoxide inhalation
• If fire extinguishers are present in the home, ensure that everyone knows its location and how to use it. We also recommend having a fire plan in place.
Now, this is not a comprehensive list by any means, but these tips should be covered with family and/or roommates so that everyone understands where fire hazards exist for everyone’s safety and well-being. SERVPRO of Medina County hopes you never have to experience the effects of a fire loss where you live, but we are here to help if you ever need our services. Call us 24 hours a day at 330-722-4343