5 Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

A fire is a devastating event for any home or business owner. Fires can damage or destroy a home or facility and take a tremendous amount of emotional toll on family members and employees. Fire damage can rake up to thousands of dollars in property repairs and may even cause more damage if not attended to immediately.

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

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 this year, we’ve put together a collection of holiday safety tips. Some of them can be useful for fire prevention this Halloween, too!

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 during this time of the 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 and keep them 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. Cooking fires are the major cause of household and commercial fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). It can be difficult to balance preparing a meal, being a host, and entertaining guests. As a result, many people leave cooking unattended. Get some help to make sure you are not stretched too thin.

Follow these tips to prevent fires this holiday season. When it comes to fire damage repair, restoration, and cleanup in Northeast Florida, trust ServiceMaster by PWF. 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. AugustineJacksonvillePinellasClearwaterSt. PetersburgGreen Cove SpringsPonte Vedra BeachFleming IslandDunedinLargo, and other parts of Pinellas, St. Johns, Duval, and Clay County.

We are a licensed General Contractor and an IICRC-certified firm, and we have skilledwell-trained and experienced employees. Call us at (866) 599-0871 or message us at https://www.servicemasterbypwf.com/contact-us/. Our Emergency and Disaster Service Division is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year and responds quickly to any commercial or residential disaster caused by fire or water.