Spring is approaching, which means that things are going to heat up a lot. However, you don’t want your office and home to heat up, because a fire emergency happened. Spring brings about fire risks for many reasons. The grills come out, and more outdoor activities occur. Whether you’re in your home, in your office, or anywhere that you go, we always want you to stay safe. Here are some spring home and office fire safety tips.
Essential Spring Cleaning Fire Safety Tips
When you have smoke alarms that work efficiently, it reduces house fire deaths. A smoke alarm should be properly working in every bedroom, outside of the bedrooms, and on each level of the home, especially the basement. Battery replacement once a year will ensure that your fire alarms are working optimally. Test to see if they’re working by hitting the “test” button. If you hear the alarm chirping, then replace the battery right away.
Another essential fire safety tip is to clean out your lint filter. As far as cooking, we advise keeping anything that can catch fire away from the stove top. These items include oven mitts, wooden utensils, and towels. It would also help if you made it a point of not overloading extension cords. What many people fail to realize is that extension cords should only have temporary use. Make sure that there are no cracked or frayed cords. Replace them right away if so.
The final tip that we have as it relates to residential fire safety is to practice fire safety. Many families do not. Practicing an escape plan is one way to keep your family prepared. Practice during the day and at night. Practice a few times a year.
Essential Office Fire Safety Tips
Not having essential fire suppression systems is dangerous. If you’re not up-to-par as far as fire suppression systems, then allow us to install them for you. All fire extinguishers should have routine maintenance checkups once a year. Also, businesses should have an emergency action plan in place that involves all employees have training on what to do in case of a fire emergency.
Fire Safety Tips for the Grill
- Propane and charcoal grills should stay outside
- Grills should stay as clean as possible- remove fat or grease buildup
- Place grills away from decks and overhanging branches
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.