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Fire Prevention At Home

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

The last thing any homeowner wants to do is worry about a fire -- although it has a convenient way of creeping into our minds on a semi-daily basis -- or more! When it comes to preventing fires, everyone knows the basics, and not to leave stoves on, hot things plugged in, and the whole nine. But during the warmer months, this can be a bit different, and may need more attention. Below are a few ways to prevent summer fires at your home! 

Check the Dryer

Hot dry temperatures and dry flammable products usually don’t mix well, and your dryer can be a big risk. Make sure that your dryer’s lint tray is always emptied and never left unattended when running. This seemingly harmless appliance is actually the cause of many home fires, and it can do big damage! 

Electric Outlets

Let’s face it, looking for another outlet to plug in a fan to cool down is a mindless task completed by many, but sometimes without thought of surges. Think about how many things are plugged in and running, and compare it with the limits of your breaker and outlet. The last thing you need on a hot day is a power surge which leads to a fire tearing through them home. Not cool -- get it?!

Should you be on the wrong end of a fire during the warmer months of the year, make sure your home is being taken care of and restored as soon as possible. SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury has been providing emergency restoration services to homes and businesses for over 50 years. For 24/7 emergency service, make sure to keep our number handy and contact us with anything you might need! 

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