Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake at (612) 444-3666!
It is always important to be up to date on fire safety issues that can help prevent fire damage to your residential or commercial property.
Think ahead! This will help you to prevent fire damage when burning wood in your fireplace or wood stove!
The chimney is not just a place to enjoy a warm fire, it can also heat appliances. The chimney is made to carry toxic carbon monoxide out of the house. That is why proper cleaning of the chimney can also help to prevent carbon monoxide gases from entering the home in the first place.
- Have your chimney and flue cleaned by a professional. A dirty chimney or damaged flue can cause smoke damage.
- Clean your woodstove and remove any clutter that has accumulated on or near the stove or fireplace
- Be sure that your chimney, flue, bricks and mortar are all in good condition and that you don’t have more than one heating device in a single flue.
Test your smoke alarms and CO2 detectors!
Going along with chimney safety, you should also test all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. One should also replace any worn out batteries.
Make a fire safety plan!
In the event of a fire, know that time is the biggest enemy and every second counts! Make sure that you have a fire safely plan in place with all family members. It takes less than 30 seconds for a small flame to get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. A house can fill with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames in just a few minutes. Designate a meeting location away from the home, but not necessarily across the street.
For example, meet under a specific tree or at the end of the driveway or front sidewalk to make sure everyone is out safely. Designate one person to go to a neighbor's home to phone the fire department.
If your residential or commercial property suffers water or fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake to help!
We are available 24/7 at (612) 444-3666!