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Fire Safety Tips for Shelby, Gastonia & Surrounding Areas

Fires and fire dangers can spread quickly if you don't take precautions. Everyone says that prevention is better than cure. But we show our negligence in the area of fire safety. If you want to save your loved ones and prevent or minimize the damage to your belongings, take some extra preparation in advance.

Fire Safety Tips for Everyone

There are several things to do which may save lives-

  • Install fire protection: Smoke alarms are your best early warning system in the event of a fire. It is advised to install smoke alarms outside each room and on every level of your home, including the basement. If you sleep with the door closed, install an alarm out of your space. Check them every week to see if they are working properly cause a disabled alarm can't save your life.
  • Create an escape plan: The most important thing during a fire event is to escape from the burning place as quickly as possible. So sit with your family and make out an escape plan in advance. Ensure that everyone knows two different exits accessed from all rooms, including windows. Let your entire family practice the whole procedure at least once a month.
  • Ensure safety in the kitchen: When you are cooking, keep a close eye on it. Try to keep combustibles out of the area and wear clothing with short, rolled-up, or tight-fitting sleeves. Make sure the pot handles of the stove are out of the kid's reach. Don't let your kids enter the kitchen without supervision. Slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames and switch off the heat source if grease starts to burn in the pan. until the pan is entirely cool, keep the lid on.
  • Watch out for the smokers: In North America, careless smoking is one of the common causes of fatal fires. Smoking could be harmful if done while asleep or when you're sleepy. Tobacco butts should be soaked in water before being discarded, and smokers should be given large, deep, non-tipping ashtrays. Check for smoldering cigarettes around upholstered furniture and under cushions if somebody smoked on them a while ago.
  • Safe electricity usage: Unplug an electric appliance as soon as you see smoke or an odd odor coming from it, then have it serviced before you use it again. Any frayed or fractured electrical cord should be replaced. Each outlet should only have one electrical cord plugged in. Do not run any cords underneath the rugs. Use the correct size fuses and avoid tampering with your fuse box. 

Fire can break out at any time. If you are careful enough, you can minimize fire damage. If your house faces any fire damage, you can call us at 855-432-2728 or contact us here for expert restoration service. Our service is available in  Shelby, Lincolnton, Gastonia & Surrounding Areas. Experts from American Restoration Disaster Specialist will reach your place shortly after getting calls.

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