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How to Protect Your Home From House Fires

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Wooden structure of a house on fire. There are many ways a fire can start in your home. Try to protect your home from every angle that you can!

The amount of house fires that SERVPRO of Central Oklahoma City works on is unfortunate. Our team does everything we can to help you get your home, belongings, and life back after a fire, but we also want you to know how to best protect your home. This blog will provide homeowners with tips for how to protect their homes from fire damage.

One easy way to protect your home is by regularly testing your smoke alarm. That way, in the event that a fire does occur, fire fighters can be dispatched immediately. Fire alarms have a test button on them so you can know whether or not you need to change the batteries in the device. Don’t let a fire be how you find out that your smoke alarms are not working!

Considering that most residential fires are started in the kitchen, it would be wise to check your oven and stove for food particles regularly so that they do not get burnt and start a fire. Similarly, you should also regularly check your laundry room appliances and clean your dryer’s lint trap every time you do a load of laundry. Finally, make sure that all flammable items such as household cleaners, hair spray, and many common cosmetics are properly stored. This means keeping them away from heaters and keeping them in a safe, cool place.

SERVPRO of Central Oklahoma City is here to help if a fire does strike your home. Our team will get to work on cleanup and mitigation immediately, and assure that your home is restored to its former glory.

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