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Start the New Year Off With Fire Safety in Mind | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

checking smoke detectors.jpghusband and wife checking batteries in smoke detector Check or change your fire detector's batteries and that the detector is in good working order at least twice a year.

The first of the year is a great time to consider the things that are important to you and that you would like to improve in the coming months—and fire safety is no exception! Improving your fire safety efforts is a smart choice for any time of year, but if you are setting up goals for the next 12 months, it is a fantastic thing to consider.

If you would like some tips about how to boost your fire safety around the house, you are in the right place. Read on for some of our favorite tips and tricks to help protect your home and loved ones from a fire.

Fire Safety Goals for a New Year

| Set a Monthly Reminder for Your Smoke Detector Test | It is important that you are testing your smoke detectors at least once per month to make sure they are still sounding properly and do not have dead batteries. Now is a great time to set a monthly reminder on your phone so you can ensure this never slips through the cracks.

| Draft and Practice an Escape Plan | When a fire starts, residents typically have no more than two minutes to get out of the building—which is why knowing what to do is a must. Consider your household escape plan and practice it with everyone in the household at least twice per year. That way, if a fire does break out, it will be easy for everyone to know exactly what to do next.

| Plan Your Laundry Routine with Safety in Mind | Did you know that clothes dryers are a common source of house fires? To cut down on the chances of this happening in your home, experts recommend that you clean out the lint trap before every use, and never leave the dryer running when you are away from the home.

| Check Your Cords and Cables | Frayed cords and cables can be a major fire hazard, as they can lead to sparks that result in flames. Now is a great time to do an audit of all the extension cords and electrical cables in your home so you can check for frays and replace them when necessary.

*If you have home damage due to fire or smoke, SERVPRO of South Atlanta is the restoration company to call. Get in touch with us 24/7 at (404) 592-9634 or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com to learn more about our restoration process and how we can help.

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