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Fire Damage: Most Common Causes and Prevention Tips

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Home fires can start unexpectedly, but taking preventative measures can greatly decrease the risk of a fire in your home. Here are some of the most common causes of home fires with tips on how to prevent them from ever happening:

 Cooking

Cooking is the number one cause of home fires.  Always supervise when cooking and keep the kitchen surfaces free from grease or other food items to prevent fires.

 Heating Equipment

Electric heaters and fireplaces can contribute to accidental fires. Place heaters at a safe distance away from any flammable materials.Check your chimneys for build-up periodically. Remember, in most cases where fires can occur, supervision is the key to preventing a fire. 

Electrical Causes

Always be wary of electrical issues and overheated wires or cords. Checking the load on your extension cords and being observant of warm of even hot cords or wires can be the difference needed to prevent a fire. 

Candles

Keep candles away from flammable materials and children. Using battery-operated candles instead of real ones is a much safer alternative. 

The best way to help prevent fires is to install smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, as well as a fire sprinkler system.

And remember to call SERVPRO of Trousdale, Macon and Fentress Counties! We will always be there to take care of you in your time of need!