SERVPRO of South Nashville Fire Safety During the Fall
The U.S. Fire Administration reports that fires kill more than 4,000 Americans each year and approximately injure 20,000 more. Furthermore, U.S. fire departments respond to nearly 2 million fires each year, with close to 75% of them occurring in homes. These staggering statistics are enough to make anyone want to learn more about Fire Safety during the Fall season. Here are just a few Fire Safety best practices from SERVPRO of South Nashville that you can start following immediately to help deter a fire on your property this Fall.
Install Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms are one of the most important additions to any home regardless of the season. But more so in the later part of the year smoke, most homeowners find themselves to be indoors more often running more electricity (electronics, appliances, etc.) that it can create opportunities for fires to occur. This is why it’s important to install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and test it monthly so that you lower your risk of a fire breaking out.
“Space Out” Your Space Heaters
This should seem like a no-brainer for most homeowners but you would be surprised how many homeowners still think that it’s “the more the merrier” when it comes to having space heaters. It’s important not to overload your outlets with too many space heaters and give them at least a 3 foot buffer to ensure they don’t make your space much more toasty than you would ever want.
Be Extra Careful With Candles
Every Fall season, many homeowners decide to take their scented candles out of storage and light them up all over their house to create a festive atmosphere. Although this is a great way to accentuate your space, it’s important to play it safe when it comes to lighting candles. A rule of thumb with candles is to NEVER leave them unattended and always keep them away from flammable items like blankets and curtains. By placing candles in secure, tip-proof holders and extinguishing them before leaving or going to sleep, you’ll lower your risk of a fire breaking out on your property.
What To Do If There’s A Fire
A faster response is the key to help prevent additional damage and reduce the restoration cost. If you’re keen on lowering your fire restoration costs and giving yourself peace of mind after fire damage, then reach out to SERVPRO of South Nashville. Our team is dedicated to responding immediately to your Nashville fire damage emergency quickly to bring your home back to the condition it was in before the fire.
We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. You can rest assured that with SERVPRO’s Fire Restoration in Nashville, we can make your fire damage "Like it never even happened." Have questions for our team or want to schedule an appointment? Then call us today at (615) 697-4190!