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Fire Safety Equipment You Need For Your Home

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

“Fire Safety Equipment You Need For Your Home” with flames and the SERVPRO logo Fire Safety Devices For Your Home

Living in fear of a fire happening in your Charlotte, NC home is unnecessary if you have the proper fire safety equipment easily accessible. Our homes feel like our safe place; however, your home may possess multiple opportunities for fire threats. Instances that add to the risk of a house fire include open fires and chimneys, kitchen fires from unattended cooking, overheating appliances, faulty electrical wiring or overloaded electrical systems, candles, smoking, matches and lighters, flammable liquids, and aerosols. 

With so many possible causes of a fire, it is essential to have fire safety equipment to ensure that your home and your family members are always safe and protected from danger. Listed below are the five most important pieces of equipment needed to protect your home, your belongings, and your loved ones.

  1. Smoke Alarm - Every home should be equipped with smoke alarms because they are your first line of defense. If you already have a smoke alarm or plan to install one, check them at least once a month
  2. Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms - Carbon monoxide is invisible, odorless and can be deadly even if only a small amount is inhaled for a certain amount of time. This kind of alarm will alert you when it detects danger with a high-pitched warning, so when you hear it, get outside as quickly as you can and take in deep breaths of fresh air.
  3. Fire Extinguisher - This tool is critical to have in your home to put out small fires.
  4. Fire Blanket - A fire blanket is a simple fire safety tool that can extinguish a blaze by smothering the fire, taking away its source of oxygen.
  5. Fire Escape Ladders - Sometimes, the safest way to escape a fire is to exit safely out of a window. If a fire is blocking doorways, a window could be your only way to safety. These ladders are usually stored near an escape window, and one climbs down it when an emergency strikes.
  6. Knowledge - The most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones is by knowing what to do when a fire occurs. Make sure you know how to properly extinguish a fire, and ensure any children are educated on fire safety

If your business or property has experienced a fire, be sure to contact SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County. Call our licensed fire restoration team at (704) 840-6112. We can help make it "Like it never even happened."

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