One of the worst disasters that you can experience is a house fire. To lose all of the sentimental parts of your life because of a fire can be devastating. If there is any way to avoid it, most homeowners will do it. There are some ways that your home may be at risk of a house fire, and you don’t even realize it. Disaster Services is here to share some tips to help you avoid this tragedy by taking just a few steps to make some changes in your home.
Inspect All Your Heating Sources
The heating system in your home needs to be inspected to ensure it is working properly and isn’t posing any risk of a fire in your home. To make sure this isn’t the case, you need to have a heating professional come and give your system a thorough inspection at least once a year. If you use a space heater anywhere in your home, make sure it isn’t near, or pointing at, anything that is flammable such as curtains or other debris. You should also make sure you are cleaning them regularly.
Take Care of Electrical Cords
Most houses today are full of electronics that require cords to charge or operate. Before plugging in any of your devices, make sure there isn’t any damage to the cord. You should look for any signs that there is fraying on the cord as this can be an extreme electrical fire hazard. If you have a pet, make sure there is no sign that the cord has been chewed on as well.
Be Safe in the Kitchen
Your kitchen is another place that can be full of fire hazards. Your stove and oven are two appliances that you should always be careful with. Whenever you are using them, make sure you aren’t leaving the kitchen for long periods of time. This is especially true with the stovetop. It only takes a brief moment of distraction to leave you with a raging fire over your stove. Making sure your stove and oven are clean will also help you eliminate them as a fire hazard.
Clean the Dryer Vent
There is a vent on your dryer that exhausts the heat and moisture to the outdoors. It is vital that this vent is cleaned to make sure that heat can escape. If there is lint in that vent, you run the risk of a fire that could be devastating as lint is highly flammable. This should be done every couple of year to avoid this problem.
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If you have experienced a house fire, you probably have both fire damage as well as water damage from the water used to extinguish the fire. At Disaster Services, we provide restoration services to help restore your home and get rid of any damaged caused by a fire. We know how devastating a house fire can be and will do everything in our power to help you recover from it. Call us today!