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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Spring Cleaning and Fire Safety

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer. With the arrival of spring comes blue skies, blooming flowers, and spring cleaning! The nice weather that comes with the season makes for the perfect time to take preventative measures to help maintain your home and property throughout the year.

Here are some fire safety spring cleaning tips to make your home a safer place:

1. Smoke Detectors

Check your smoke alarms. Test the batteries, if the detector makes a chirping sound, replace the batteries immediately. Replace any smoke detectors that are over 10 years old.

2. Electrical Cords

Check all electrical cords on appliances, televisions, computers, stereos, and heating/cooling devices. If any wires are cracked or frayed- they must be repaired or replaced. Make sure cords are not pinched in doors, windows, or under heavy furniture or rugs.

3. Appliances

Clean any dust, grime, or grease from toasters, microwaves, and stoves. Clean the area under and behind the washer and dryer and make sure there are no flammable materials nearby like cardboard or cleaning supplies. Clean lint from dryer vent by vacuuming the lint trap.

4. Grills

Before you turn the grill on- check the propane tank, hose, and all connection points to ensure there are no leaks. You can check for leaks by using a 50/50 solution of water and soap. If bubbles appear- there is a leak. If you are using a charcoal grill, only use charcoal starting fluid.

Adding these small measures to your spring cleaning routine can help ensure a safe season for you and your loved ones.

If your family has experienced a fire and needs help restoring your home, SERVPRO® of Piscataway can help! Give us call to learn about our fire restoration services and what we can do for you.

SERVPRO of Piscataway


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