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Fire Safety Tips While You're Home During the Pandemic

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Several used cigarettes spread out in ashes Smoking indoors can lead to deadly house fires!

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to stay home for the foreseeable future. Because we’re cooped up in our homes, there are also more opportunities for fires to break out. We’ve seen first-hand how devastating a fire can be, so we’re sharing a few tips to make your time at home a little bit safer!

  1. Practice kitchen safety. Cooking-related fires are one of the most common kinds of home fires each year. This is due to several factors, but one of the most important is that many people leave their kitchen unattended while it’s in use. Keep your eyes on your kitchen and follow other safety practices to limit your risk.
  1. Don’t smoke indoors. Not only can smoking lead to home fires, but it's often one of the most deadly. If you choose to smoke, do it away from the home and be sure any cigarettes are fully extinguished before disposing of them.

  1. Keep matches and lighters out of your children’s reach. It’s common sense to leave fire hazards away from children, but it’s a good time for a reminder since children are home from school. Put these objects in hard-to-reach places that can only be accessed by adults. Even better, take time to teach your children why they are dangerous!

We’re all going through uncertain times, but there are some things you can do to keep you and your family safe. If you do have a fire at your home, however, our team at SERVPRO of Catawba County West is always here to clean and restore your home!

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