Top Three Tips for Fire Safety in Portage County
Fires escalate quickly, it is important to know before hand how to handle any fire that might happen in your home or business. Having an escape route practiced (committing it to muscle memory) and working smoke alarms can be literal life savers. What else can you do for fire safety in your home?
Here are our top three tips for fire safety that can keep you and your loved ones as protected as possible.
- Every level of your home should have a smoke alarm installed. Place them inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas, including the basement, in living rooms and/or near stairways for optimal use.
- Test and maintain smoke alarms regularly. Each month, you should check that they are in proper working condition. If they need new batteries, change them right away. Smoke detectors are critical components to alerting you in time to get out before a fire spreads too much.
- Twice a year, you should practice your fire escape plan with your family. Feel free to talk and plan the route together more than twice a year. However, at least two times every year will ensure it stays fresh in your mind if ever you should need to implement the steps.
BONUS TIP: Remember to never go back inside for anything at all. If you experience a fire in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL FOR HELP.
For any fire damage repair or restoration needs, call SERVPRO of Portage County (330) 677-4483. Our team of professionals will get your home or business back to normal in a timely manner.