Fire Prevention Tips for the Winter Season
The winter season is a time when many people like to cozy up by the fire. While this can be a very enjoyable pastime, it's important to remember that fires can also occur during this time of year. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, December, January and February are the three months with the highest number of home fires. That's why it's crucial to take some preventative steps to keep your family safe from fires during the winter season. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips on how to do just that!
First and foremost, it's important to have a working smoke alarm in your home. This is the best way to ensure that you and your family will be alerted in the event of a fire. Be sure to test your smoke alarm regularly and change the batteries if necessary.
Another key step in preventing fires is to create a fire escape plan. This plan should include two ways to exit every room in your home and a designated meeting place outside. Everyone in your household should be familiar with the escape plan and practice it regularly.
When using a fireplace, always use a screen to catch any flying sparks. Make sure that the area around the fireplace is clear of anything flammable, such as newspapers, carpets or furniture. And never leave a fire unattended - be sure to extinguish it completely before leaving the house or going to bed.
Finally, one of the best ways to prevent a fire is to simply stay alert. If you're cooking on the stovetop, don't leave the area unattended. And if you're using any type of space heater, keep an eye on it at all times. NEVER overload an electric outlet, especially with home space heaters.
By following these simple tips, you can help to prevent a fire in your home this winter. However, if a fire does occur, be sure to call SERVPRO of Levittown immediately. We are always here to help!