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Don’t Wait to Lower Your Risk for a House Fire | SERVPRO® of Van Nuys South

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

large image of red, yellow and orange flames House fires trend to peak during the winter. SERVPRO of Van Nuys South are available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

Almost 890 Americans die every year in winter house fires.

Fires aren’t just a seasonal threat, but more deaths and injuries happen during the winter months than at any other point during the year. That can be due to heating mishaps in colder parts of the country, but Southern California residents still need to be aware of ways they can make their homes safer because fires aren’t really a regional risk, either.

How You Can Reduce Your Family’s Fire Risks

These tips can help you and your family stay safer all year round. Plus, they don’t take much time or money to add to your routine.

Faithfully maintain your smoke detectors. Don’t ever forget this step because smoke detectors are designed to help the people and pets you love stay safe. Don’t forget to test them each month and change the batteries a couple of times every year. They should be replaced altogether at least every 10 years.

Be mindful of how you use candles. Your candles need to be at least three feet apart and placed away from spots in your home that can be easily accessed by young children. Also, don’t forget to blow out your candles before you leave home. It may sound like fundamental advice, but candles are the culprit for many house fires every year.

Make your kitchen safety a priority. Do you know how to put out a grease fire? Grease catches fire quickly.. Water may cause a grease fire to grow. It won’t put one out. Keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen to put out these dangerous fires. Baking soda or a metal lid will work, too.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

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