Infographic: Fire Home Safety Tips & Facts
The risk of a home fire rises during cooler weather, but it can be a threat year-round. From space heaters placed too close to flammable materials, to forgotten stove burners left on and unattended, there are a number of potential fire dangers in the average home. The good news is that with increased awareness, plus taking the time to make a fire escape plan and practice it regularly, this destructive and sometimes deadly threat can be minimized.
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Learn more about staying safe at home with this infographic from the team at Contractor Connection.
Fire Home Safety Tips
– A Home Fire Occurs Every 86 Seconds
– The Costs of Fire Damage range from $220 to $509 million each year
– Did you Know? Home Fires Can Leave As Little As 2 minutes to escape once a fire alarm sounds.
– Create and practice a home fire escape plan.
– Keep Chimneys clean and clear of creosote.
– Leave three feet of clear space around a space heater.
– Clean the dryer’s lint screen before every use.
– Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every 6 months.
– Never leave the kitchen when the range or stove is on.
Fire Prevention Tips
– Keep Kids Safe with practicing what to do in case of an emergency, and to never play with lighters or matches
– Maintain your home by keeping rooms and attics free of debris and regularly check electrical cords and systems
– Always cook smart by using a timer and check appliances before going to bed or leaving the house
– Prevent smoking fires by never smoking in bed or near medical oxygen as well as when drinking that may cause drowsiness.
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