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Ask The Experts: What are some common reasons for house fires and how can they be prevented?

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

House fires endanger everyone in the home and even small fires that are put out quickly often result in thousands of dollars of damage. Having a proper insurance policy is essential to help mitigate the financial losses associated.

The 7 Most Common Causes of House Fires

  • Cooking-Related Fires
  • Heating Appliances
  • Electrical Fires
  • Smoking
  • Candles
  • Chemical Fires
  • Christmas Trees

Here are some Tips to help Prevent House Fires

  • Test your smoke alarms regularly
  • Inspect all of your heating sources
  • Keep Your Stove and Oven Clean
  • Don't leave your Kitchen while cooking
  • Always Check Your Dryer
  • Maintain all Cords
  • Properly Store Flammable Products
  • Practice Caution with Candles
  • Be careful with your fireplace (if applicable)
  • Keep Fire Extinguishers Around

There is nothing more devastating than losing everything you own to house fires. Your home is like a member to your family. Let SERVPRO of Indianapolis South make it "Like it never even happened."


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