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What Every Family Should Know About Fire Damage Prevention

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

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We understand the importance of keeping our families and loved ones secure as a family-owned franchise. According to the NFPA, "over five years, house fires claimed the lives of 2,620 civilians and caused $6.9 billion in property damage." The majority of fire deaths occur in the kitchen. SERVPRO upholds our dedication to being a resource in Prince George’s County. We want to make sure that our community is taking precautions to stop home fires. To avoid infamous kitchen mishaps, follow the advice below.

Recipe For Kitchen Safety

  • When cooking on the stovetop, stay in the kitchen to keep an eye on the food.
  • When cooking food, stay at home and keep an eye on it.
  • When you're cooking, keep children away from the kitchen.
  • Keep cooking surfaces clean to avoid food and grease buildup.
  • Curtains, blankets, and pot holders should be kept away from hot surfaces.
  • Solvents and flammable cleaners should be kept away from heat sources.
  • Never store fuel in your home.
  • To avoid food spills, turn the panhandles inward.
  • Check that no electric cords from your appliances are hanging from the counters.

Smoke Detector tools

  • Replace the smoke detector every six months.
  • Remove any dust from the device as it can interfere with the sensor.
  • Check the status of your smoke detectors.
  • Plan a fire escape strategy for family members.
  • In the event of a fire or smoke damage, please contact SERVPRO to help restore your home or property to normalcy.

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