Fire Prevention is the key!
Common Fire Hazards
Kitchen fires from unattended cooking, grease fires
Electrical systems that are overloaded, poorly maintained or defective
Candles and other open flames
Smoking (Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, lighters, etc.)
Fireplace chimneys not properly or regularly cleaned
Heating appliances - fireplaces, wood burning stoves, furnaces, boilers, portable heaters, solid fuels.
Household appliances - clothes dryers, curling irons, hair dryers, refrigerators, freezers, boilers.
Check Your Smoke Alarms
Use Daylight Savings Time as a reminder to check your smoke alarms. Replace conventional batteries at least once a year, even if alarms are wired directly into your homes electrical system.
For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area and in each bedroom.
Smoke alarms expire after 10 years. So if your alarm is more than 10 years old, you should install a new one.
Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan with two ways out of every room.
Have all emergency phone numbers in an easy to see place and make sure everyone knows where they are.
Fire prevention is key! But if the worse happens, Call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603-298-6942 and we'll be there to help you through this most difficult time.