Ways to Prevent Fire Damage in Your Home

There are several ways to prevent fire damage in your home, including:

  1. Install smoke detectors on every level of your home and in each bedroom, and test them monthly to ensure they are working properly.

  2. Create and practice an evacuation plan with your family, so everyone knows what to do in case of a fire.

  3. Keep flammable materials, such as paper, cleaning supplies, and chemicals, away from heat sources like stoves and heaters.

  4. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and make sure everyone knows how to use it.

  5. Do not leave cooking food unattended and always keep an eye on any burning candles or incense.

  6. Have your furnace and chimneys cleaned and inspected annually by a professional.

  7. Electric appliances should be unplugged when not in use and not overload power outlets.

  8. Avoid smoking inside the house and properly discard cigarette butts.

  9. Keep the doors closed between rooms to slow the spread of fire and smoke.

  10. Keep the contact of emergency services and other emergency contact numbers near the phone or other easily accessible places.

By following these fire prevention tips, you can help protect your home and loved ones from the dangers of fire.