One of the most important things you can do following fire damage to your Milwaukee home is know that you are not alone. The fire damage restoration experts at Restore More will be with you every step of the way during any fire damage restoration. We know how devastating fires are, we know what it takes to properly restore your home following a fire, and we also know what it takes to keep you, your family, and your home safe from fires, and prepared in case a fire does start. The following list is composed of things you can implement in your home to help keep you safe from dangerous house fires.
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Install smoke alarms throughout your home. Every level of your home, and inside and outside sleeping areas, should have smoke alarms. Be sure to text your smoke alarms periodically and routinely. If they are not working correctly, change them out. You should also change the batteries at least once a year, before they run out. Most smoke alarms expire after 10 years. If yours are older than that, install new ones. Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of fire fatality by nearly 50%. They are critical for warning when fire is present, and are the first step in the evacuation process, so be sure that they are working correctly.
Create, and practice, a fire escape plan with everyone in your home. An effective fire escape plan should have 2 ways out of every room. As part of your plan, designate a safe meeting place outside of the home. This meeting place should be a safe distance for the home, and in a place that is easily seen and accessible. Being informed and practiced on how to respond during a fire makes the evacuation process run more smoothly and efficiently.
Keep flammable objects and materials in safe places. Keep matches high and out of reach of children, and valves on gas tanks turned off when not in use. Do not leave space heaters on in unoccupied rooms, and keep them at least 3 feet away from any flammable items. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, and always burn them out when leaving the room.
Do not over plug outlets. When too much current is running through a single outlet or extension cord, fires can occur. Do not plug multiple appliances into the same electrical socket. If you have multiple cords that need power, use a surge protector. If cords feel hot after being plugged in for extended amounts of time, unplug them until they cool down.
Be aware and cautious in the kitchen. Kitchen fires are leading sources for house fires, and most can be completely avoidable. Do not leave a hot oven or stovetop unattended, and keep a fire extinguisher on hand in the kitchen. Be informed on how to handle grease fires, and keep things like baking soda or flour on hand near the heat source when cooking with oils.
If there is a fire in your home, get out, stay out, and call our fire damage restoration experts for help immediately. Do not go back into the home for anything.
If you do find yourself in the aftermath of a fire, call the fire damage restoration experts Restore More right away. We can handle the entire process, taking some of that extra stress from you, and can assure that you and your home will be in the best care possible.