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What Fire Safety Efforts Make the Biggest Difference? | SERVPRO® of Jackson/SE Ingham County

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

red fire extinguisher in front of wall If your home or business has been damaged by a fire, contact SERVPRO of Jackson/SE Ingham County today.

If you are trying to implement more fire safety around your house, you may be overwhelmed by
how many ways a fire can start—and how many ways there are to prevent them! Household
fires are extremely common and can be rather dangerous, but taking proper fire safety efforts
can significantly reduce your risk levels.

While any fire safety efforts are worthwhile, it is important to understand the impact that yours
have on your home and where your attention is best concentrated. Below, we will share our
most important fire safety tips so you can be certain that you are prioritizing the right things
around the house.

Which Fire Safety Efforts Are the Most Important

Installing and maintaining smoke detectors. Many home fire deaths occur due to fires starting while people are sleeping, and thus those inside get a late notice to escape the home.
Installing smoke detectors in every main area of the home and outside of every sleeping area is
the best way to increase your overall fire safety in the home. While these smoke detectors should be checked monthly, this is an easy and inexpensive way to give your household fire safety a boost.

Keeping a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Cooking is a leading cause of household fires, and because stoves, ovens and toasters all pose a fire risk, it is not surprising as to why. Always practicing cooking safety tips, such as keeping flammable items away from the stove, is a great strategy, but it is also wise to keep a fire extinguisher on hand to quickly address any flare-ups that do occur.

Creating a home fire escape plan. In the event of a house fire, there are often only two
minutes to escape to safety, so knowing exactly how to escape is a must. Planning out a fire
escape plan for your home, ensuring that every area of your house has two exits and practicing
your fire evacuation process regularly are all important to ensuring that everyone in the
household is able to get to safety should a fire start.

If you have fire damage in your household, we are here to help. You can get in touch with us
24/7 to learn more about our process or to report damage to your home.

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