At ServiceMaster Advantage, we’ve tackled thousands of tough fire damage restoration jobs, and we’ve worked with thousands of families whose homes were affected by fire damages. This is why we want to provide you with a few tips to stay safe this winter with your family. Help decrease the risk of fire in your home and keep your family secure this winter with these tips:

  1. Show your family the different exits from your home. Install fire ladders outside upstairs bedrooms.
  2. Establish a fire plan for the family—where to meet and who to contact if a fire does occur.
  3. Place smoke detectors on every level and in every bedroom. Test them regularly.
  4. Buy fire extinguishers and make sure your whole family knows how they operate.
  5. Bring in a professional to check the furnace and chimney, if you have one.
  6. Be careful when using space heaters. They should be kept away from water, plugged straight into the wall socket, and kept clear on all sides.
  7. We recommend that you not use candles, as an open flame is particularly vulnerable, but if you choose to use them, be sure that you never leave the room for even a second with the candles still burning.
  8. Avoid placing items over heater vents.

If you are unable to prevent a fire this winter, satay safe and get your life back to normal with professional Houston fire damage restoration services from the fire damage cleanup company you can count on—ServiceMaster Advantage.