A Plan to Protect in Case of Fire
Does your family have an evacuation plan in case of a fire? No one thinks it will happen to them, but household fires are more common than you think. The average number of residential fires each year is 374,000! Please know that fire can get out of control and cause injuries and even death. Therefore it is important for you and your family to have a plan in practice.
The Many Potential Causes of Household Fires:
- The top leading cause cause of a household fire is cooking.
- Next comes faulty heating systems.
- The third most likely cause of household fires is an electrical malfunction.
- The fourth most common cause is open flames in or around the house.
An escape plan should be created for a home and an office building. Everyone should be aware of the plan, and have a common meeting place that is a safe distance from the building. This plan should be practiced so that no one is confused in case of an emergency.
Check Smoke Detectors Monthly
Some think that once their smoke detectors are installed, their work is done. Wrong. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, smoke detectors should be checked for functionality once a month. Write the date you checked them on a calendar so that you remember next month. Also, not to be forgotten, change the batteries twice a year!
Accessible Fire Extinguisher
Because hazardous situations like cooking or using electricity occur on a daily basis, you must have a fire extinguisher in a visible and easy to access space.
If a fire occurs in your home or office, SERVPRO of Jackson & SERVPRO of Madison County is ready to help! 601-353-2286