Fires can quickly burn a home and its contents in an instant. Even after firefighting efforts have been finished, residual smoke and water damage can ruin your property and personal belongings.
Unlike other home disasters (such as those brought about by tornadoes, hurricanes or floods), the majority of household fires are preventable—with a little thought and preparation. To help you prevent (or in worst case scenarios, recover from) fires, ServiceMaster of Cobb recommends these fire safety tips and resources for homeowners.
Prevent Electrical Fires
Kitchen Fire Prevention
Home Heating Fire Prevention for Winter
Fire Prevention for Children
Young minds are curious and this curiosity can (and does) lead to household fires.
How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Resources and Information for Fire Safety and Prevention
The following resources provide further information for fire safety and fire prevention, as well as information on recovering and mitigating fire damage, smoke and soot damage, and water damage.
Fire Prevention and Safety Education and Advice
Disaster.com is an excellent resource for disaster-related information, including information on wildfires, home fires, severe storms and more. It also includes a comprehensive forum where users can ask questions and seek advice for preventing and recovering from catastrophic events.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) page for Fire Safety Tip Sheets: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/safety-tip-sheets