Winter Fire Safety Tips
As we’re nearing the shortest day, with daylight hours creeping in, and the chill from outside finding its way into our home, there is a need for heating and fires. To avoid the risk of fire damage this winter, you need to make sure you are up to scratch on fire safety, and as fire damage restoration experts, we want to offer our top fire safety tips. Read on to learn more on how you can stay both safe, as well as toasty this winter.
What Does Fire Safety Entail?
Fire safety refers to any precautions taken to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a fire that may result in death, injury, or property damage. It also better enables the ability of those threatened by a fire to survive and evacuate from affected areas safely, or to reduce the damage caused by a fire.
Our Top Tips Regarding Fire Safety (prevention):
- Ensure any flammable items are 3 feet away from heaters or fires.
- Where children are concerned, have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
- Never use an oven to heat your home.
- Make sure you always use the right kind of fuel for fuel burning space heaters.
- Regularly test smoke alarms to make sure they are working.
- ALWAYS remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
- Invest in a screen for open fires to avoid any debris escaping that could catch alight.
If you follow these 7 simple prevention tips, you should be ready to enjoy the winter warmth or your fire or heating without having to worry about the looming risk of fire damage.
What If The Fire Damage Has Already Been Done?
If you have found these tips a little too late and require advice or restoration services to clean up the damage done to your property, Rainbow International offer professional fire & smoke damage restoration, and have been providing this service across the UK for over 30 years.
We use a range of specialist equipment, as well as extensive experience and knowledge to restore your property back to pre-incident condition in no time, with minimal disturbance.
If you have suffered from fire or smoke damage recently, feel free to get in contact with one of our professional restoration technicians today to discuss your situation, or take a look at the closest branch to you with our branch finder.