It is incredibly important to make sure that everyone in your home (especially young children) are fully aware of how to not only help prevent fires, but how to be safe when the risk of one is present.

There are the basic tips for how to handle the situation of a fire in the home, which all kids should know. But, there are more preventative measures that are maybe not as common sense as the stay low, and feel doors for heat safety tips that come into play once a fire has already occurred.

First off, every home or office needs to have an emergency escape plan in case of fire, or other extreme incident in the home. But, what also needs to be included in this is teaching (showing) your kids how to turn the house’s water, gas and electricity off. Turning these elements off can help prevent much more damage being done to the home, or property, as well as ensure the damage that may already be done does not ramp up and become extremely dangerous.

When it comes to fire safety in the home there are also a few more preventative measures such as: Making sure your electrical appliances are in good conditions (ie. no frayed cords or loose plugs), being sure not to overload outlets with too many plugs or extension cords, as well as making sure that all of the light fixtures in your house are using the proper light bulbs with the proper wattage.

When it comes time to deal with whatever fire damage actually gets done to your home, or property, SOS Solutions can help put you in contact with honest, reputable and, of course, reliable contractors who will make sure that any of the repairs, rebuilds or quick fixes that your home needs are done quickly, and done well. “Fire Safety.” KidsHealth – the Web’s Most Visited Site about Children’s Health. The Nemours Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 June 2016.

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