Home Fire Safety in Garfield Heights
Do you know the most common causes of home fires? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 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 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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, “peak months of fall and winter this is even more likely to occur.”
To 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 and Cleveland Northeast care about your safety and the restoration of your home. If you or someone you know experience a devastating home or commercial building fire, call us at 216-464-4498. We extend our services throughout the Cleveland/Beachwood area including, but not limited to: University Heights, South Euclid, and Pepper Pike. Our teams are professionally certified to clean, restore, and repair your damaged home.