Even the most cautious household may still experience a house fire. During a fire, time is not on your side. Fire can spread throughout the home within 30 seconds giving family members very little time to find their way to safety before your home is filled with dangerous flames and smoke.
Different factors can plan into the intensity of the fire, including time of day. Should a fire break out during the night while everyone sleeps, a closed door may not alert the household to smoke or flames until they have spread further into the home, potentially blocking exits and escape routes.
Planning several ways out of the home in case of a fire is extremely important for everyone in the household, especially if you have small children or elderly adults in the home. It is also a great idea to practice the evacuation plan regularly, with different areas “blocked” during each drill.
Let’s take a closer look at how to create a fire escape evacuation plan for your home, giving you and your family the most time possible to escape the danger safely.
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide readers should be installed in each room of your home. If it is not possible to have a detector in every room, a detector should be installed on every floor. It is important to ensure that all smoke detectors are in working order with functioning batteries, and that all rooms can hear the alarms when they go off.
Test your fire detectors twice a year, and replace the batteries at this time – we recommend on the same day when daylight savings time falls – when you set back (or jump forward) your clocks, it’s time to test your smoke detectors!
Once you have installed proper fire detectors in each room, it is time to start planning your way out in case of a fire.
While a fire is an incredibly devastating disaster for any household to experience, taking the necessary precautions and planning properly can help you keep your family and household as safe as possible in the event of a fire.
Should you experience a house fire, it is important to bring everything back to normal as quickly as possible and with as little inconvenience to you and your family. The professional fire restoration team at A & J Restoration are here to guide you through the entire process, work with your insurance company, and restore your home back to itself as quickly as possible.
Our Fire Restoration team is available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week for emergency services and are ready to get you back on your feet and in your home as quickly as possible. Call us today for more information regarding our restoration services and how we can help during this difficult time.