Winter Weather and Fire Hazards
In winter months, the objective is to keep our home and family warm. However, the luxuries that help provide this warmth can also cause a fire disaster. Do you know what to watch for?
Heating equipment, like space heaters account for half of all fires caused by heating homes between December and February. When in use, space heaters and other heating equipment should be kept at least 3 feet from any flammable material.
A fireplace is a wonderful source of heat during the winter, but also poses a fire risk. To lower the fire potential, check the chimney to make sure there are no clogs and keep all flammable material at least 3 feet from the hearth.
The number one cause of house fires comes from the kitchen. Cooking. We seem to do a lot of that during the winter season. The best way to keep these kitchen fires from happening is to stay in the kitchen while cooking, and to stay vigilant and alert.
Even with the best of precautions, disasters happen. If this happens in your home, SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto has the expert training and experience to undo the damage left at your home or commercial property due to a fire damage. Call us today and let us get your home back to 'Like It Never Happened' condition.