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Home Fire Safety Tips for Summer to Avoid the Need for Fire Damage Restoration in River Falls, WI


May 17th, 2016

Break out the sunglasses and barbecue sauce – summer is here! Kids are free from the confines of school, their heads filled with imagined adventures and afternoons spent playing videos games. Adults will have their own plans for fun summer activities, even if they dread spending money.

One thing that most people don’t think about is fire safety. With packing suitcases and stocking up on hot dogs at the grocery store, they just don’t have the time! But failing to understand that fires can happen at any time means people put themselves in danger. It’s important to be cautious, and the tips below should help. Don’t hesitate to contact your local fire department if you have additional questions.  Try to avoid fire damage restoration services in your home. 

Have a Plan in Place

Create a map of your home and establish an escape route in the event of a fire. Each member of the family should know about this map. You don’t have to review it every day, but it’s crucial for everyone to understand it so there will be no room for problems. Let guests know about your fire plan. Create a list of emergency numbers and post it in a prominent place – a drawer in the basement bathroom won’t work.

Exercise Caution When Grilling in Your Yard

Barbecues are a common summer activity. People love to come together in the yard and fire up the grill, but certain precautions should be taken. Don’t place your grill near a tree or building structure. Never allow children to play around the grill or use the grill under any circumstances. If you have to leave the grill alone for a few minutes while you do something else, ask an adult to keep an eye on it.

Get Your Kids Involved

Let your kids draw the map of your house. Ask them to walk through each room and find potential fire hazards. The possibilities are nearly endless.

In 2014, 1,298,000 fires occurred in the United States. Use ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning for fire damage restoration assistance in River Falls, WI.

 

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