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Winter Will Be Here Soon! Check Out These Safety Tips!

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector Change smoke alarm batteries every year unless it has a long-life battery.

It’s almost time to close up the house and get ready for winter. It’s also a good time to go over some fire safety tips to make sure your family stays safe this upcoming winter. The American Red Cross provides a handy fire safety checklist. Here are some of their tips:

Cooking Safety
“Keep an eye on what you fry.” Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or using an open flame

Smoking Safety
Never smoke in bed.

Children Playing
Matches and lighters are locked away.

Fireplaces, Space Heaters, Baseboards, etc.
“3 feet from the heat.” Furniture, curtains, dish towels, and anything that could catch fire are at least 3 feet from any type of heat source.

Electrical and Appliance Safety
Large and small appliances are plugged directly into wall outlets.

Smoke Alarms
Change smoke alarm batteries every year unless it has a long-life battery.
Replace smoke alarms every ten years.
Test your smoke alarms each month. If they’re not working, they can’t get you out the door.

Home Fire Escape Plan
At least twice a year, practice your fire escape plan with all your family members.
Practice makes perfect! After each fire drill, mark down your escape time.

What’s Your Escape Time?
Make sure everyone can escape in two minutes or less.

SERVPRO of East Louisville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. We proudly service many communities in the East Louisville. Call (502) 897-3608.

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