Did you know, research shows that half of home fire deaths occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m? This week is National Fire Prevention Week and fire departments across the country are spreading awareness of the importance of fire safety and prevention. According to the National Safety Council, having working smoke alarms can cut the amount of deaths in a house fire by half.
With fire prevention in focus this month, we too want to stress the importance of installing smoke alarms outside each bedroom as well as keeping the below tips in mind:
Prevention & Safety Tips
- Install smoke detectors outside each room, on each floor, and in the basement
- Change the batteries in smoke detectors once a year
- Test smoke detectors once a month
- Know how to use a fire extinguisher
- Plan an escape route for each room of the house.
During the Fire
- Stay close to the floor to avoid breathing in heavy smoke
- Lightly tap a doorknob before opening a door to avoid possible burns
- Stop, drop, and roll if your clothes happen to catch fire
- Stay at a safe distance from the house once outside
Although you may not realize it, leaks that aren’t repaired as soon as possible can cause a fire if the water comes into contact with any of your home’s electrical wiring – so be sure to get any leaks fixed fast!
At Patterson Plumbing & Heating, we’re available for all of your home’s plumbing and heating needs. Give one of our expert technicians a call today: 719-554-4922 to diagnose the plumbing or heating problem, make recommendations and prepare pricing by the job – not the hour – so there are no surprises.