Home Fire Safety
You may not be aware of the common causes of fires in our homes. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) reports that "there are as many as 400,000 house fires every year in the United States and cooking equipment is the number one cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries; smoking is the leading cause of civilian home fire deaths and heating equipment is the second most common cause of home fire fatalities.”
Additionally, the facts do not lie, our friends at FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) reports that “2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property loss.” FEMA also reported that the “peak months of fall and winter this is even more likely to occur.”
Keep your family safe, The American Red Cross recommends the following:
“Top Tips for Fire Safety:
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.”
We here at SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights, care about your safety and are here to assist and restore your property and your belongings in the unfortunate event of a fire. If you ever have a fire in your home or commercial building, call us at 216-464-4498 so our team of trained technicians can clean, deodorize and sanitize your home for you.