What kind of fire extinguisher should I have at home?

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What kind of fire extinguisher should I have at home?

Keeping a fire extinguisher at home can save lives and prevent a small fire from spreading into a large one. There are different sizes and different types of fire extinguisher, so it’s important to know exactly what kind you need and how many of what size in order to best protect your home.

Fire Extinguisher Classifications

Home fire extinguishers come in three different types - A, B, or C. Each type is effective against different types of fires. In addition to the letter, there’s also a number classification. The higher the number, the more effective that particular fire extinguisher is against that type of fire. Fire extinguishers can be effective against more than one type of fire. It’s important to check t[..]Read More

3 Common Causes and Ways You Can Prevent House Fires

house fire prevention Many people are aware of the basics of home fire safety, like not keeping burning candles unattended, and having a fire extinguisher on hand, and yet there are over a million residential house fires every year. Here is a list of some of the most common causes of house fires and some things you can do to prevent them from happening.

Clothing Dryers

Be sure to closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you’re installing your own vent and use only the recommended duct material. If you are unsure about how to properly install any part of the dryer, consult professional help. If your dryer is installed and getting regular use, clean out the lint filter [..]Read More

How to Extinguish and Prevent Grease Fires

Grease fireGrease fires occur while cooking when grease or fat spill out of a pan and hit the heat source or simply get too hot in the pot or pan.

The Unique Danger of Grease Fires

Grease fires are especially dangerous because they can not be put out using water or fanning with air. These methods will only strengthen the fire. Instead, follow the instructions below to put out a grease fire and save your home and health.

Step One: Assess the State of the Fire

The first thing that you should do after seeing a grease fire is to assess how large and dangerous it is. If it is small and seems to be able to be contained, continue with the following steps. If it seems out-o[..]Read More

Things to Know Regarding Fire Damage Restoration

fire damage cleanupThere is a saying that states that better to get a burglar visit your home rather than catch your house on fire. Once there’s fire, something will get burn. It’s a traumatizing experience in general whether it’s your business or your home or just even witnessing a fire on some property from afar, it’s hurting to see and it’s not a good view. As soon as the fire is out, surely, there’s a lot of things to be done and fix and you wish you could do the fixing all at the same time. If it’s your property, you have no other choice but to keep in order and clean [..]Read More

Practice Fire Safety This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Fire SafetyThanksgiving is the time to gather friends and family around the table, show appreciation, and of course cook and eat some amazing food. Every year, many people break out old family favorites and try their hand at new recipes. While all of this cooking can be fun, it comes with a fair amount of risk. To stay safe while cooking the holiday meal this year, remember the following tips.

Never Leave Cooking Food Unattended

With family arriving and all of the commotion that comes with having a house full of people, it can be tempting to leave the kitchen to greet guests and chat. It may be unrealistic for everyone to stay in the kitchen throughout th[..]Read More

What You Should Know Before Starting a Bonfire

Bonfire Safety TipsThe temperatures may still be pretty warm during the day, but are starting to cool off just a little bit at night. For bonfire lovers, this makes it the perfect time to heat up the fire pit. Fires can be a wonderful compliment to autumn nights in Florida, but there are some things that you should know to protect yourself, your family, and your home before stoking the flames.

There May Be Burn Restrictions

Burn restrictions can vary by area and season. When the weather is drier, it may be illegal to have a bonfire even in places that normally allow it. In some places, a permit may also be required for burning of any kind. Be sure to look into the local regulation[..]Read More

Be Aware of Summertime Home Hazards

Summer Home HazardsThe summertime in Florida is an extreme season that brings with it a number of different potential hazards to your home. In addition to environmental hazards, certain activities that are common during the summer may also have the potential to cause damage to your home. As summer approaches, it is important to be aware of these hazards in order to take action to mitigate the risks.

Storms and Wind Damage

Thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornados commonly occur throughout Florida during the summer months. Many summer days are characterized by an intense afternoon storm that does not last throughout the day, but that may come through with strong winds and cause damag[..]Read More

What You Can Expect after a Fire

4Having your home damaged due to fire is a traumatic experience. The toll this catastrophe will take on you can be measured in physical loss as well as emotional trauma. It's surreal and very scary which makes it difficult knowing what to do next.

Physical Damage

When a fire tears through your home it leaves a path of damage and destruction you may never have thought possible. A fire's temperature can exceed well over 1,200 degrees with this heat causing more damage than the flames themselves. Smoke weaves its way into every available space in your home as well, leaving stains and smells that are difficult to remove.

Coming Home

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