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Before Fire Restoration – A Fire Safety Checklist for Your Pittsburgh, PA Home

December 7th, 2015 · No Comments

You never expect your home to catch on fire. You know that it’s a possibility and you know that you should be prepared, but it’s all too easy to put off preparations because the chances of a fire are so slim.

Then the unexpected happens. When it does, being prepared can be the difference between life and death. Teaching your Pittsburgh, PA family about fire safety might be the key to their survival.

The fire restoration experts at ServiceMaster Complete Restoration by Stiffey want to educate you and your family about fire safety.

Damage to your home can be fixed. We want you to protect what matters most: the people closest to you.

Use this fire safety checklist to help your family be prepared if an unfortunate fire does occur:

  • Make sure there are smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in every bedroom of your home. You should also make sure that there’s an alarm on every floor of your house, including the basement. Check them routinely and make sure the batteries are changed once per year at minimum.
  • Use the test button on your alarms to make sure they’re working properly. This should be done at least once a month.
  • Make sure the fire extinguisher is accessible and that everyone in your home knows how remove it from its mounted position.
  • Teach everyone in your home the “stop, drop, and roll” technique.
  • Plan two escape routes from every room in your home. Develop an escape plan with your family and run through potential scenarios so that everyone is prepared.
  • In the event of a fire, never try to exit a room if the doorknob or the door itself is hot. Use your secondary escape route.

Your family should have a designated meeting place to go in the event of a fire. The next step is to call 911 for help, and to stick together. Your family comes first, and the fire restoration process can begin later.

The aftermath of a fire may lead to a necessity for the assistance of a fire restoration expert. If you experience a home fire or any similar disaster, contact the professionals at ServiceMaster by Stiffey in Pittsburgh, PA and let us take care of the situation for you.

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