Fires at home impact thousands of American families every winter, and they lead to approximately 890 deaths during the colder months of the year.
It’s true that not every house fire can be prevented. Some are caused by natural disasters or by unforeseen accidents or appliance failures.
But there are things you can do to ensure that you’ve lowered your fire risk and taken sufficient steps toward protecting your home from a house fire.
How Would You Answer These Fire Safety Questions?
One of the first steps to making your home safer in the Harrisburg and Hershey areas is understanding what steps you should take to do it.
Your answers to these questions are an excellent place to start. And they offer some simple steps you can take to make your home safer that aren’t a big time or money commitment.
Do you know how to find natural gas leaks? Natural gas leaks are usually first noticeable by smell. If you notice the smell of natural gas in your home, act immediately to cut off your gas and get help to your home. Natural gas leaks are a significant fire hazard. Ensure the leak is repaired before you turn the gas on again and start using your appliances.
Do you know the basics of kitchen safety? Grease fires can happen in any kitchen, and they’re a common hazard. Keeping a fire extinguisher accessible while you’re cooking can prevent one of these incidents from growing into a destructive fire.
Can you use your fireplace safely? Fireplaces that are dirty or clogged create a fire hazard. If you do decide to enjoy a crackling fire, be sure you’re you’re disposing of the ashes correctly. Dirty fireplaces can cause fires.
If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Hershey/Harrisburg East at 717-533-FIRE or www.SERVPROhersheyswatara.com to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.