Fire safety is not to be taken lightly, and every homeowner should have a plan in place in case a fire occurs. In the event of a fire, there are certain things that you need to do in order to maintain your safety. There are also certain actions you can take to ensure that a fire does not occur in the first place. Continue reading to learn several fire safety tips. If you have had a fire in your home, we at Royal Restoration would be happy to provide revitalization options for you. Reach out to us for more information.
Preventative Fire Safety Tips
#1: Have Smoke Alarms
An important part of fire safety is to be able to detect a fire when it happens. Smoke alarms are a crucial part of detecting fire. The right number of smoke detectors depends on the size of your home, as more smoke alarms are important for larger homes. The American Red Cross recommends having at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside each sleeping area. Having interconnected smoke alarms is also important because they ensure that all of the smoke detectors will go off if one goes off, which will alert every person in the home.
#2: Make Sure Your Smoke Alarms Function
Smoke detectors are important to have installed, but if the smoke alarms are not installed correctly or are not working properly, they will be of no use to you. It is important to check your smoke alarms once a month. If they do not go off when you try to trigger them, then you may need to change the batteries.
#3: Be Cautious
This tip may be a no-brainer, but it is important to inform your family and children about things that could cause a fire and how to keep your home safe. Be cautious about turning off burners and ovens, always keep an eye on lit stoves or fireplaces, and be vigilant about keeping matches and lighters out of the reach of kids. You may also want to keep a fire extinguisher in your home to put out accidental kitchen fires.
#4: Have An Escape Plan
The next important step is to prepare where you would go if there was a fire in your home. Your windows and doors should be easily accessible and opened and you should have a plan for how to escape every part of your home (especially the bedrooms). There should actually be two escape routes for every bedroom. Have a place to meet after a fire, so that you can account for everyone. And make sure that you stay low out of the smoke when exiting the house. Everyone living in the home should be made aware of these escape plans. We recommend practicing the escape plan at least twice a year.
#5: Call 911
The last fire safety tip that should be planned out before a fire ever happens is that everyone in the home should know how to call 911. Teaching kids about 911 and how calling the number should not be taken lightly is important, but helping kids understand that calling 911 after a fire is crucial is even more important. Getting a fire truck to your home as soon as possible will help decrease the damage to your home and calling 911 can also help you get in contact with medical professional if anyone in your family sustains injuries.
Reach Out To Us For Restoration Services
We at Royal Restoration provide excellent restoration services to homeowners who have experienced home damage due to an accident or disaster situation. If your home has been damaged by a fire or by smoke, we at Royal Restoration would be happy to help you out. Our team is experienced and professional, meaning we will be able to return your home to its original state in a timely and safe manner. Reach out to us today for more information.