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How to detect a fire in your home

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

Learning the early warning signs that a fire has broken out in your home might be what saves your home, possessions, and even your life. Learning the key points of fire detection can help you get to safety quickly following a home fire so that you can find the best Fire Restoration Near Me and get started on the fire repair process.

Use Your Senses

An obvious sign of fire is smoke – as the adage goes: “there’s no smoke without fire”. Smoke rises, so if you must pass through a smoky room then stay as close to the ground as possible. Your sense of smell will also help you detect a fire in your home. Even if you cannot see a fire, you might be able to smell it. Your sense of touch is also very important when detecting a fire. If you touch a doorknob and it’s hot to the touch, there is likely something tremendously hot on the other side.

Smoke Detectors

When your senses aren’t able to detect a fire in your home, you can trust smoke detectors to give you the early warning that you need to make it to safety in the event of a home fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases the chances of surviving a deadly home fire. Be sure to regularly maintain your smoke detectors, replacing batteries and testing them periodically to ensure they will function properly if/when there is a fire in your home.

Fire Alarm Systems

To be useful, smoke detectors should be coupled with fire alarms. A fire alarm system provides notice to occupants that there is a fire even if they are currently on the other side of the property. Some fire alarms carry a signal that is transmitted to the local fire department which can help to decrease response times and help salvage homes that have been devastated by fires.

After a Fire Has Affected your Home

Good fire practice and the upkeep of fire alarms, detectors and training is imperative to give you, your family or anyone present in your building a better chance of surviving a blaze. If your property has been affected by a fire, be sure to call SERVPRO East Nashville at (615) 488-8670 for a consultation to keep your property safe and secure in the future.

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