The holiday season, with all its festivities, decorating, and abundance of indoor and outdoor lighting, is truly a special time in the Media, Pennsylvania area. Unfortunately, the chances of a home fire occurring during this period tend to increase. To help eliminate preventable situations and keep your home from requiring fire damage restoration, ServiceMaster by ARTec has a few valuable tips to help you celebrate safely!
Check Lighting for Faulty Wires
As you unroll the outdoor lighting and plug in the decorations, make sure to check the wires to ensure they’re in good shape and safe. If you notice any fraying or think something looks wrong, don’t plug them in and risk the safety of your home. Either mend the wiring or completely replace the defective lighting or decoration.
Use Portable Electric Heaters with Care
If you use a portable electric heater for supplemental heat, inspect it closely before plugging it in. Clean the exterior to remove dust and debris, and check the plug and cord to ensure they’re not frayed or damaged. When using a portable heater, keep flammable items far away from it. Also, when nobody is using the room, make sure the heater is turned off. This guide from the Consumer Product Safety Commission contains some extremely helpful tips!
Pay Attention to Flames and Fires
The holidays are a popular time of year to get a fire going in the fireplace, prepare marvelous feasts and treats, and fill the home with the aromas of seasonally-scented candles. It’s important, though, to make sure these are all closely watched at all times. Candles can tip over, cooking fires can suddenly occur, and a stray ember from the fireplace can quickly cause a devastating fire. Always keep an eye on all open flames!
Fire Damage Restoration
If you’ve experienced fire damage in the Media, PA area, look no further than the team at ServiceMaster by ARTec. Our trained and experienced technicians are available 24/7/365 to swiftly respond and begin the fire damage restoration process to ensure your home and belongings are restored to their pre-loss condition as quickly as possible. Give us a call today at (610) 626-9002 and let us help you get started!