Fire damage can have devastating and lasting effects, both financially and emotionally. Once fire damage occurs, calling a professional fire restoration company is the best way to ensure that your house is made safe and habitable once more.  Fortunately, there are ways to reduce and in some cases prevent fires from occurring in the first place.  Here are some tips to help you:

1.    Make sure that all of your smoke detectors are working properly. This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised to learn how many fires could have been prevented if the homeowner took the time to replace the smoke detectors and/or smoke detector batteries in their home.

2.    Have your electrical wiring inspected yearly. Particularly if you have an older home with older wiring, it is a good idea to have a professional inspect your house to catch any faulty wiring problems that can have the potential to lead to fire.

3.    Keep objects away from heaters.  Both portable space heaters and built-in, free-standing heating units are potential fire hazards, particularly if flammable objects are placed on or near them.

These are just some of the simple ways that you can protect yourself, your family, and your home from the damaging effects of a fire.

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