According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 31 percent of home fires between 2011 and 2015 were caused by fireplaces and chimneys, resulting in an estimated 262 million dollars in direct property damage each year. Dancing with fire requires adequate knowledge of fire safety tips.
Throughout the month of October, ServiceMaster has been observing Fire Prevention Month to spread awareness of the most common causes of house fires and provide tips on how to prevent them. October is also the month of Halloween in which
When a fire starts, there’s no time to save everything in your home. With a little advance planning, some valuable items can be saved on the way out the door in case of a fire. These items are among the most commonly salvaged during a fire emergency …
Our homes may be getting smarter due to smart home technology, but they are still vulnerable to disasters like water leaks, flooding, and fires that can cause serious property damage. Fortunately, there are many smart home devices available that can help you protect your home from these disasters.
The immediate aftermath of a fire is a confusing time. There are so many things that need to be done right away and you hardly know where to start. Forgetting something can often lead to more trouble in the future, so make sure you check these FAQs so you know what to do if you find yourself dealing with fire damage.
The Chicago area is experiencing consistently nice weather and with the Fourth of July just a few weeks away, we are officially in grilling season. The smell of grilled burgers and hot dogs is one of the things we love most about the summer. However, without proper fire safety when grilling, you can end up cooking more than just your hot dogs.
More fires start in the kitchen than any other room of the house, making it important to start here with fire prevention. Cooking is always the top cause of house fires and the damage that cooking and grease fires cause can be devastating. You must always make sure you are taking the proper fire safety precautions in the kitchen to help prevent fires. As part of fire prevention month, please review these fire safety tips to prevent kitchen fires.
Everyone knows what to do in case of a fire – get out and call 911. Not everyone knows what to do after the fire is out. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts for getting through the aftermath of a fire.
Home fires are terrifying and never come with a warning. That’s why it’s vital to have a plan of action in place in case of a fire, and to practice it regularly. These tips from ServiceMaster will help you put together a fire drill plan for your family.