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Tips for Reducing Your Fire Risk at Home | SERVPRO of North Naples

11/20/2023 (Permalink)

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No one wants to think about the potential of suffering a house or property fire, but unfortunately, it happens all of the time across the country. In fact, there are more than 340,000 home or structure fires each year in the United States.

While fire situations may not be able to be completely prevented, knowing what to do ahead of time can help reduce your risk around your home and your garage. Incorporate these tips below into your everyday life and regular routine. 

Prep Your Outdoor Equipment

Grilling is certainly a favorite pastime for many families in our community, which means there are many different charcoal and propane grills in backyards and neighborhoods. We have also seen an increase in those outdoor tabletop skillets! 

While grilling is a great way to enjoy being outside while making food, there is always the risk of starting a fire. 

You should check your grill every time before lighting it for signs of wear and tear or other issues. If you have a gas grill, check the drum and lid for dents and be sure the vents can move freely. Dump out excess ash regularly, and keep it clean. 

If you have a propane grill, check the gas lines every time and tighten any connections that have loosened. You should also be checking the propane tank itself as a single dent or small leak could become really dangerous.

If you have a backyard bonfire pit, you should regularly be cleaning it out and clearing the area around it. Overhanging trees or grass that has grown up into the pit can quickly lead to a dangerous fire situation. 

Reducing Your Fire Risk Inside 

The majority of house fires start in the kitchen, which should be no surprise since that is where we use heat and flame most often! Keeping a fire extinguisher in your kitchen can help you respond to issues faster. 

You should also take the time to reduce clutter in your kitchen. Flammable materials like kitchen towels, pot holders and even knickknacks can easily become fuel to a growing fire.

Another common location for fires is around filters and vents, especially near your clothes dryer. Clean the lint trap after every use, and have your vents cleaned professionally on a regular basis to remove built-up lint, dust and other debris. 

Where Our Team Comes Into Play

Even if you do everything right to safeguard your home against fire disasters, the unexpected can happen at any time and you could be left with significant fire damage. Call us as soon as the flames are out so we can start on your recovery plan.

We are here 24/7 to respond to your call, and we will arrive at your door right away to start cleaning, removing debris, and sanitizing your space. Once your space is prepped and ready to be rebuilt, we will deodorize it and start on your repairs. We can handle everything from minor fire damage repairs to full reconstructions of rooms or sections of your home. 

When you suffer fire damage, SERVPRO of North Naples is the fire damage restoration team for you. 

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