National Fire Prevention Week – Tips from Paul Davis Restoration

Paul Davis suggests the following tips to help keep homeowners and families safe:

  • Smoke alarms should be installed throughout the home including the kitchen, basement, and every bedroom and outside sleeping area.
  • Never remove or disable smoke alarms.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once per month by pushing the test button.
  • Interconnect smoke alarms so if one sounds, they all do.
  • If smoke alarms don’t work, replace the correct size battery or the entire smoke alarm unit.
  • Don’t let children play with fire.
  • Don’t leave cooking items or clothing irons unattended.
  • Never leave your home with a candle burning.
  • Never leave your home or office with a space heater still on. Unplug item.
  • Place a portable ladder in each second-floor room.
  • Have an updated emergency first aid kit.
  • Check fire extinguishers for expiration and replace as needed.
  • Handle gasoline or propane-powered equipment cautiously.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Create a Family Emergency Plan. Know how to communicate during an emergency.