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Fire safety in 2021

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Orange flames can be seen reaching into a smoky ash-grey sky. Foothills and trees can be seen in the foreground. The fires rage on.

As fires continue to rage on all along the west coast, we are all reminded how easily fires can not only start but quickly burn out of control. Even as fire season begins to wind down (at least in the traditional sense) we have seen no relenting from the wildfires that continue to rage on in Oregon, northern California, and Washington state.

SERVPRO of Walnut wants to give you a couple of useful tips for fire safety that you may find useful if you find your home or business in an area that is a fire hazard.

These tips can be found and further elaborated on here.

  • Buy and learn how to use a fire extinguisher. The kitchen is the best room in a home to keep an extinguisher, as this is where you are most likely to use fire on a regular basis.
  • Make sure children are taught fire safety from a young age. Electrical cords, matches, lighters, combustible chemicals, and other common causes of fires should be discussed so children know not to be careless around them, if use them at all.
  • If you or your children plan on being near an open flame, ensure that there is no excess fabric on clothing that may easily catch fire. Fire-retardant pajamas can also be purchased here.
  • Use proper fuses in electrical boxes, do not overload outlets, and use insulated and grounded electrical cords.
  • Attics, basements, and yards should be kept free of debris as much as possible.
  • Lawnmowers, chainsaws, and weed whackers typically use gasoline to function and may also be a spark hazard. Be sure to exercise caution when using these tools.

This list is not exhaustive but it is a great starting point to ensure the continued safety of your family and your property. If you experience a fire loss, give us a call at 626-833-0774.

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