National Fire Prevention Week is coming up, and the team at Paul Davis Restoration of the Northland thought this would be a great opportunity to write about safety measures that can be taken to help prevent home fires.
Cooking is the #1 cause of fires in the home. Make sure you don’t forget about food on the stove. Flammable kitchen towels and pot holders should be kept away from the stove or oven when they’re not in use. An ABC-rated fire extinguisher should be readily accessible to the kitchen; the canister should be clearly marked with the rating.
If a fire should occur somewhere inside the home, smoke detectors can be liefsavers. The National Fire Prevention Association claims that 60% of residential fire fatalities occur in homes with either missing or non-working smoke detectors, according to a report in 2014. According to the NPFA, smoke alarms that don’t operate usually have disconnected, missing, or dead batteries. Now is a great time to check all of your smoke detectors to ensure that they work.
At Paul Davis Restoration of the Northland, we want the Superior community to be safe. We clean up and repair property damage from fire and smoke with the goal of getting homes and businesses back to normal as soon as possible.