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How to Set Up a Fire Safety and Prevention Plan in Salem for Families

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Team Members Have Comprehensive Training for the Safe Handling of Fire Damage in Salem Properties

Preventing a situation in a Salem home that results in the need for house fire cleanup is smart. There are numerous ways homeowners can inspect their own properties regularly and look for potential fire hazards.

SERVPRO offers the following tips for fire safety and prevention in Salem homes. The basics for all the various types of fires that can occur are rooted in commonsense and diligence. Some of the typical reasons for fires are: 

  • Overloaded electrical sockets
  • Flammable chemicals or paints stored near a flame such as a gas water heater
  • Leaving candles unattended
  • Incorrect use of appliances such as putting items with rubber on them in a dryer on a high heat setting

The holidays also bring the danger of fire. Christmas trees that become dry can ignite from the heat generated by the strings of lights. A daily check of the needles on the branches in a few places can catch a potential hazard before it becomes a real one.

The kitchen is an area in the home where a large number of fires occur. Putting a frozen chicken breast in hot oil can result in many flames that spread rapidly throughout the room as the ice melts upon contact and turns to vapor, expanding the fire with it as it rises. Salt or baking soda are good ways to extinguish this type of fire if a tight-fitting metal lid is not within reach. Water, sugar, or flour can fuel the fire even more and should not be relied upon for putting out a flaming grease fire.

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead at (978) 744-4545 brings years of professional fire safety and prevention knowledge to local Salem homes. SERVPRO is available for inspections to locate potential hazards or, if fire damage occurs, a complete house fire cleanup and restoration of the property.

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