5 Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

Whether you are a homeowner or partner in a business, a fire is a devastating event. Fire can damage or destroy a home or facility and take a tremendous emotional toll on family members and employees.

In addition to the heat and fire, the after-effects of smoke including soot, debris, odor and ash throughout a building can cause surface discoloration and damage to belongings if not treated immediately. There may also be substantial water damage caused by suppressing the fire. With ServiceMaster Restore by PWF’s rapid response, further damage can be prevented especially this Holiday season.

The holiday season is a busy time. As you wrap things up at work, decorate your home, navigate busy roads, and shop for the perfect gift, it’s important to take safety into consideration. To ensure you have a happy and safe holiday season, we’ve put together a collection of winter holiday safety tips.

Use these  fire safety tips for your home for a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

  1. Use the fireplace with care: Whether you have a natural or gas fireplace, it is a source of heat and potential danger. Keep kids and pets away, be careful when placing decorations, and always make sure the fire is out before going to bed or leaving the house.
  2. Use candles safely: Candles are a popular decoration this time of year. They add ambiance and delightful scents. Place them in low traffic areas and away from flammable materials.
  3. Choose a safe artificial tree: Choose a tree that is fire resistant. When setting it up, make sure the base is sturdy so it won’t tip or fall over. Place decorations with care: Keep all decorations away from heat and fire hazards.
  4. Turn off holiday lights when leaving: Turn off your outside and indoor holiday lights before going to bed or leaving your home.
  5. Avoid unattended cooking: It can be difficult to balance preparing a meal, being a host, and entertaining guests. As a result, many people leave food unattended. Get some help to make sure you are not stretched too thin.

Our aim is simple. We treat each customer’s damages as if it were our own, applying the same standards of quality workmanship that we would expect ourselves. For any size project, you can trust the professionals at ServiceMaster Restore by PWFWe provide fire damage restoration services in St. Augustine and its surrounding areas. Contact our office near you! Pinellas, Duval, Clay and St. Johns at (866) 599-0871.