Did you ever have a moment where you couldn’t believe you ignored a routine task and it meant you wasted time on something that could have been prevented? Unfortunately, when it comes to fire damage, forgetting a few simple tasks can spell more than an annoyance on time wasted. These tips can help prevent you from having to go through the stress of fire damage restoration after a home fire in your Mankato, MN, home.
- Check Your Smoke Alarms. There should be a smoke alarm in every room of your home; no exceptions. Test the alarm once a month on the first of the month. Doing it on the same day every month creates a habit, and just like you pay bills on certain days, you’ll soon be checking your smoke alarms without a reminder
- Clean the Lint Filter in Your Clothes Dryer. Every dryer load; every time. Don’t wait for lint to build up. Not only does it make your dryer less efficient, it’s also highly combustible. Make sure your dryer is properly vented, and never store household cleaning items near a clothes dryer
- Practice Kitchen Caution. Never leave a stove unattended, keep your workspace uncluttered, and be cautious of towels, potholders, and even blousy or loose clothing. Always have a working fire extinguisher in your kitchen, and check it every 3 to 4 months to be sure it’s fully charged
- Extension Cord Safety. Extension cords are meant to be a temporary fix, not a permanent solution, if a cord can’t reach an outlet. Don’t run extension cords under doorways or carpeting, and always use a cord that’s appropriately rated for the work it’s doing, especially for outdoor usage
ServiceMaster of Mankato provides fire damage restoration services including smoke damage, soot damage, and odor removal in Mankato, MN. Protect your home from unwanted damage! To learn more about our services, contact us at (507) 388-6339.