Fire Tips for your Birmingham, AL Home
Our team knows what it feels like to lose a home.It can leave someone with so many emotions and just the thought can be scary. Team Wilson wants you to understand that there is a lot you can do to prevent fires from starting. Accidents can happen, but you can learn how to avoid a fire from starting and spreading through your home. Before the Fire
- Install smoke alarms that combine flashing lights on every level of your home. Test them monthly and change the batteries every six months.
- Keep grills, cookers, and fryers at least 3 feet away from your house and shrubs or bushes.
- Always turn off heaters when leaving the room or going to bed.
- Service your chimneys, fireplaces, wood stoves, and central furnace once a year.
- Store a fire extinguisher on every level of your home.
- If an electric appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately, then have it serviced before using it again.
- Never smoke in bed
- Always stay near cooking to monitor it closely. Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles, and wear clothes with short, rolled-up, or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook.
- Use only child-resistant lighters and store all matches and lighters up high, where kids can't see or reach them, preferably in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave burning candles unattended
- Look for frayed wires and damaged cords. If you see any exposed wires, unplug the electronics, and replace them immediately.