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Reality check: we aren’t in control of most of the things in our lives. Sometimes…things just happen. We can take every precaution and still be surprised by the unexpected. But, just because we cannot prevent misfortune, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do all we can to prevent it. Making sure each member of your family knows what to do in case of a fire, can give you just a little peace of mind. Take the time to practice family fire safety. Fires can start small and end up destroying everything you ever worked so hard for. It can take away what matters most to you; not just the material things, but the people you cherish and love.

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There are a number of causes for fires to ignite and blaze into a nightmare—short-circuiting wires, malfunctioning fuse boxes, overcharging cellular phones, plugging in the wrong voltages, the list goes on and on. A common cause of fire though originates from the fireplace and chimney. This happens when people are complacent and they take for granted the necessary maintenance procedures for the chimney and fireplace. After having your fireplace and chimney installed, you have to see to it that it will always be in good shape and safe for the household. If you neglect cleaning or fixing its damages, you’re inviting the pos

Learn the basics of fire safety and make sure each member of your family knows what to do in case of a house fire.

sibility of fire. No worries, let’s talk about what you can do.

Fire Safety Tips

  • Always have an escape plan.
  • Make sure all members of the family practice the plan regularly, with special attention to the elderly and the very young. Remind them that heat rises, so you should stay as low to the ground as possible when exiting the home.
  • Check your batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year. Many people do this when they change their clocks for Daylight Savings time. An alarm is no good if it isn’t working.
  • Have a fire extinguisher in the home.
  • Make sure everyone understands what to do in case their clothing catches on fire. Stop, drop and roll still applies.
  • Have your dryer vents cleaned at least once a year.

These family fire prevention tips can be very useful and you don’t have to panic when there’s an actual fire. At Home Safe Hearth and Chimney, we’ve been serving customers since 1979. Let us help you make your home as safe as possible.

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