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Prevent Fire Damage To Your Home This Holiday Season

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

The National Fire Protection Association states that fire departments across the United States responded to an average of 160 home fires caused by Christmas trees. A startling statistic as Christmas trees is associated with happiness and peace. Moving into the holiday seasons with Thanksgiving and Christmas it’s critical in the midst of laughter and good times to remember the fire safety tips learned in October from National Fire Prevention Week. 

The holidays from Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year’s Day are peak season for home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Kitchen fires due to cooking are often the culprits of home fires that engulf the entire home with smoke and soot damage compromising the structure’s integrity. To help prevent home fires SERVPRO wants to emphasize the information from Fire Prevention Week back in October. 

  1. Never leave cooking unattended. 
  2. Turn the pot handles inward to not accidentally knock them over. 
  3. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby for convenience. 

The extra use of electricity caused by Christmas lights and holiday decorations both indoors as well as outdoors may increase the possibility of home fires. Before installing any decorating lighting be sure you are not overpowering your system. Doing research beforehand if your novice is a great idea as well. Candles can also be the cause of home fires. Beginning in different rooms in the home before spreading to the entire property. Not lighting candles near flammable objects as well as blowing them out before going to bed for the night are important prevention tactics. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Greensboro North, (336) 379-1772.

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