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The weather outside is frightful… and the fire is so delightful… (as long as the fire is contained in your fireplace!)
It may be the most wonderful time of the year for a lot people, but the cold weather brings some concerns with it. Unexpected events that require the aid of a restoration company in the winter are often related to ice damage and flooded basements; but actually, house fires could be the highest risk facing your home this winter. In fact, winter is the season when house fires are most common. As the temperature drops, your desire to stay toasty, cozy and safe inside with your family increases, and your next focus should be winter fire safety. Here are our best winter fire safety tips that will help you avoid the the stress of dealing with fire damage or smoke removal.
House fires are more common in the winter than any other season. Most people don’t realize how their day-to-day decisions increase the chances of a disaster happening in their home. We have laid out some causes of home fires and how you can take action to improve your winter fire safety.
Winter causes headaches for all of us but preparing for potential winter disasters will relieve some stress during this time of year. Home fires are preventable, and there is never too much you can do to protect your home and your family. Keep these tips in mind to maintain your winter fire safety. Even in our best efforts to prevent disasters from happening, they still can occur when we least expect it. If you ever have to deal with frightening results from a home fire, call Hays + Sons, our restoration specialists can help secure your home and in many causes restore your belongings. You can trust us to get your household back up and running as quickly as possible.
This doesn’t just mean to be intelligent and make wise choices (like reading the manufacturer’s guidelines instead of just throwing them away). It means using devices like smart smoke detectors and wall outlets. Smart smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors take much of the guessing out of fire safety. They send alerts directly to your phone, can be managed from an app and monitor their own battery life. Smart wall outlets also bring your home’s fire safety into the 21st century. They can automatically turn off devices such as toasters and coffeemakers that are notorious fire starters, so they are a great way to start fireproofing your kitchen (and the rest of your home as well).
With getting into the coldest time of the year, many people are turning to space heaters as a supplement to their heating systems. Space heaters are a portable and easy way to quickly make even the coldest room warm and comfy. However, they do come with some risks and need to be treated with care. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when using a portable heater.
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires — and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn. Here are some fire prevention tips.
If you live in the Midwest and are in need of fire damage restoration or smoke removal, rest assured that you can turn to Hays + Sons we’re just a phone call away.
For more than 38 years, Hays + Sons has been the property restoration company that families, businesses and schools trust. We’re committed to helping you be prepared when the unexpected strikes, and whether you just want tips for fire and smoke damage prevention or currently have fire damage, Hays + Sons has the capacity and expertise to help you get back to normal ASAP.
The compassionate, experienced, and trusted residential restoration experts at Hays + Sons are just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
If you’re in need of fire damage restoration, get in touch with us at one of our offices across Indiana or in Cincinnati, Ohio.