Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds

Fires Can Ruin Your Home in a Few Seconds

Don't Let a Fire Ruin Your Home

FireplaceThe temperatures have plummeted and that means the spare heaters come out of storage and fires are being stoked in the fireplaces. It's the time of year we hear about more house fires and tragic news about homes burning to the ground. It is even sadder that it is during the holidays and people become displaced, lose precious family treasures, lives are lost and injuries happen.

Some of these can be prevented if extra caution is used. Check cords to make sure they are in good condition. Don't overload outlets and circuit breakers. Be attentive and don't put items too close to fireplaces or heaters as they can overheat and ignite. A home can be ablaze in a matter of minutes and become a total loss. 

When it's cold outside more people tend to stay home and cook. Cooking fires are the most common cause of home fires. Be careful and watch out for hot skillets keeping handles turned away from the edge of the cooktop. Wearing loose clothing while cooking can also get in the way and catch on fire. Keep a charged fire extinguisher close by to extinguish any fires that start.

Watch for sparks and hot coals popping from the fireplace. When you clean the firebox never put coals in a cardboard box or bag. Always use a metal container in case any embers are not entirely inert. Have your chimneys inspected and cleaned to make sure they are safe. A fire can start from the smallest ash or spark.

Burning candles can be a problem and destroy a home in a few moments. Using multiple extensions cords can cause a fire. Do not use interior cords on outside projects.


Losing a home or having a fire is bad anytime of year but this time of year is even worse because it is so cold and unsuspecting.  Even though insurance may replace everything, life may be lost. It can be avoided by taking extra precautions and being attentive.

Fires can start in a moment and in all kinds of ways. Consider leaving small appliances infrequently used unplugged until you need to use them. This won't necessarily be the cause of a fire but sure won't hurt in preventing one. It is much easier trying to keep one from starting than trying to put one out.


Don't Let a Fire Ruin Your Home


This information was provided courtesy of The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.

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