Home Fire Safety Prevention Tips

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Fire is quick, and within just 30 seconds, a small flame can become a huge house fire. It is important to be prepared for these emergencies.

Smoke Alarms

How many smoke alarms do you have within your home? Are they working and do they have batteries?

A good rule to keep those smoke alarms working is to check them once a month and to replace the batteries at least once a year.

Your smoke alarms can save you and your family's home in emergency situations.

Have A Plan

When a fire emergency strikes, always call 911.

Get together as a family and have an evacuation plan and kit in case of emergencies. This is an important tool to teach your entire family about, so everyone can stay safe.

Some important tips on how to be prepared include: keeping shoes near your bed, knowing the emergency escape routes, and knowing who will help any children, disabled, or elderly family members.

Stop, Drop, and Roll

Know what to do in case of an emergency fire. When opening a door, feel the door or doorknob to ensure it is not hot on the other side.

Also, beware of your quickest exits, that may mean out the window if needed.

If your clothes catch fire, you will want to drop to the ground, cover your face, and roll.

Emergencies Happen

We understand emergencies happen, and some fires cannot be prevented. When you need fire restoration, our team of professionals is here to help.

The sooner you address fire or smoke damage, the more likely it is able to be restored.

Preventing fires is an important part of home maintenance, but when emergencies happen, we are here to help with fire restoration. Call AWR Restoration and Cleaning at (206) 823-2252 or fill out an online contact form, and we’ll be there for you.

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