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10/20/2022 (Permalink)

Your home is a special place, full of happy family memories and history. You have spent both time and money on your home over the years to make it truly yours, so it’s a significant investment, too. Losing any part of your home from a house fire would be costly and devastating. 

Being aware of the most significant hazards will help to keep your home safe from the damages of a house fire and help you avoid the costs associated with its recovery. Here are three ways to protect your Joliet home from a fire: 

How Can I Protect My Plainfield, Shorewood and Naperville South Home From An Electrical Fire?

Electrical fires are all too common. An equipment malfunction can cause an electrical fire due to:

  • An overloaded circuit
  • A bad extension cord
  • An overheated light bulb
  • Various other types of electrical home appliances

Taking the proper safety precautions when it comes to electrical systems will help you to avoid a fire. 

Some tips to help avoid a fire includes:

  • Overload outlets or electrical cords
  • Leave halogen, holiday, or outdoor lights on overnight or when away from your home

You can also schedule an electrician to come and perform an annual checkup of your home’s wiring.

How Can I Avoid Fires in My Plainfield, Shorewood and Naperville South Kitchen?

Another way to protect your home from a fire is to be safe in the kitchen. Ensure you have the proper tools to use for all cooking projects, such as:

  • Pans and pots in good condition
  • Hot pads that don’t have holes in them
  • Afire extinguisher, and someone who knows how to use it properly.

There may be some people in your household that need special help when working in the kitchen, such as young children or people with physical disabilities; be sure they have a helper with them to avoid accidents that could result in a fire. 

How Do I Prevent Fires From Open Flames In Plainfield, Shorewood and Naperville South?

Any type of open flame needs to be handled correctly, such as:

  • A fire in your fireplace
  • Candles
  • Matches

A fire in your fireplace needs to be extinguished before everyone goes to bed. Matches should be stored out of the reach of children. Candles are a lovely way to add pleasant scent and ambiance to your home, but they also become a fire hazard if left alone. Always ensure that candles are not left to burn when the household is asleep or away from the house.

These three fire hazards prevention practices are just a few of the ways you can protect your Plainfield, Shorewood and Naperville South. Here at SERVPRO of Plainfield, Shorewood and SERVPRO of Naperville South, we are proud to serve the local community. We restore homes and businesses after fire damage, as well as flooding, accidents, vandalism, biohazards, and more. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too. This franchise is independently owned and operated.

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