Holidays are prime time for fires; being prepared is the best way to help prevent them. Our team at Classic Construction has put together a list of ways you can be safe during these holidays! We hope you find our tips helpful and that they help you stay safe these holidays.
When you are in the kitchen, be sure that you are alert and know which burners are on, keep flammable items away from the heat, and stay in the kitchen while cooking.
When handling flammables
Make sure flammables are kept a safe distance from any source of heat. Flammable things include liquids such as gasoline, acetone, and alcohols. Some flammable items are bedding, paper, drapes, and rugs.
When using heaters
When you are using heaters, make sure that you are in the room where it is being used and once you leave the room, make sure you have turned it off. One crucial aspect commonly overlooked is the surface that the space heater is placed over; always make sure that it is on a non-flammable surface.
Do not smoke in the house
If you are a smoker or someone in your household smokes, make sure they smoke outside of the home. A way to help consolidate the smoking is to have a designated area outside of your home where those who do smoke can safely do so.
Check all cords and replace frayed wires.
While reusing lights, decorations with plugs or extension cords, make sure that your cords are not frayed and that they do not have exposed wires.
Check fire alarms
Fire alarms are the best way to be proactive! Ensuring that your fire alarm has batteries and is working correctly can help you be ready if a fire does happen.
Have a plan
Learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher
Having a plan is about being proactive and safe, and one of the best ways to be safe is by learning how to deal with a fire. Fire extinguishers are only useful if you and a few members of your household are able to use them.
Fire escape plan
If your fire isn’t able to be put out by a fire extinguisher, make sure that you and your family know where to go. Having a clear plan of escape and knowing your exit options can help you get out of your quickly if there is an emergency.
Have important phone numbers on hand
Having numbers saved on your phone if disaster does occur is essential. After a fire, emotions can be everywhere, and if you have one thing less to worry about, the better. Of course, you would call 911 for a fire emergency, but one number to consider saving is Classic Construction’s number. Our team is available 24/7 for emergencies and are quick to reply and help you rebuild. Rebuilding a home is challenging, and our team knows that, and we are ready to make the experience smooth for those experiencing it.