A fire can occur in your home at any time. As a safety precaution, home owners need to have a plan of action, with everyone knowing what to do if caught during a fire. Smoke detectors should be in place to alert family members so everyone can get out safely. Once the flames have been put out, our fire damage restoration team can come into your Zionsville, IN, home to survey the damage and begin the restoration process. Being proactive and learning what to do in the event of a home fire can help everyone in your home get out safely. Check out a few tips below to share with family members for safety.
There are steps that you can take to ensure the safety of your family during a fire. First, be sure that you have a fire extinguisher in the house. This can be used to put out the flames, but only if it can be done safely. Do not try to put out the flames if it places you in harm’s way. Our fire damage restoration experts recommend that you have a fire extinguisher on each level of your Zionsville, IN, home.
If you are not alone in the home and you discover the fire, scream to alert others. Rely on smoke alarms, but be sure to use a loud voice to also alert all people in the home so they can get out as soon as possible.
Have a fire escape plan and practice fire drills. Your family needs to know how to get out of the home in any fire scenario and practice will help ensure everyone knows what to do. Practicing crawling under smoke as well as learning how to escape the home in case of a fire will ensure everyone can get out safely.
If you are in your home when a fire occurs and smoke is coming through the cracks of the door to the room you are in, do not open it. Touch the door knob carefully and see if it is hot. If so, you will need to find another way out, such as a window or another door to avoid the smoke and flames in your home.
Once everyone is out safely, it is time to call 911 if you haven’t already. Once the fire has been extinguished, our fire damage restoration team can get to work restoring your Zionsville, IN, home. Contact our team today via telephone at (317) 559-2231 or fill out a service request form online to learn more about this service we can provide.