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Ways to Protect Your Home From Fire

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Staff Cleaning Fire Damage

The number of house fires is increasing every year in the United States. These fires result in billions of dollars of property damage, deaths, and injuries.

In this blog, we will discuss a few ways to protect your home from a house fire that is:

Fire Safety and Building Safety

One of the crucial ways to fireproof a home is to use building raw materials that are less explosive. At the same time, houses are made of construction materials such as gypsum, stucco, concrete, and also wood that are fire resistant. You may use tempered glass or glass blocks for your home.

Use Surge Protectors

You must ensure that all of your electronics are plugged into surge protectors. If a surge is in power, you may experience an electrical fire, and plugging electrical items will help you prevent fire. The surge protector will decrease your risk of having a fire and will strengthen if you do get one.

Preventive Measures for Fireplaces 

  • Ensure your fire has been put out before going to sleep or leaving home.
  • Have your chimney cleaned and inspected every year. It may reduce build-up or prevent what might lead to a fire.
  • Ensure to install a chimney cap as it may aid you in preventing birds from building a nest in the chimney that may catch fire quickly.
  • Use dry wood to prevent fire. Using cardboard, wrapping, or glossy paper might lead to sparks or popping that may land on mats or combustible items.

Final thoughts

Are you looking for fire damage restoration services in Fairfax, VA? Your search ends here at SERVPRO, as we have prosperous years of experience and skilled staff to care for your needs. 

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