If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (508) 533-5305

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Safety Tips for Fall

9/5/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo Fall is a great time for many people to enjoy the beautiful crisp weather, but along with that comes several dangers especially fires.

When the weather turns cold most people spend more time inside their homes. This is simply because people are using fireplaces, furnaces, and heaters to keep warm. However, make sure to understand the dangers that can come of it. 

Here are some tips to help prevent fires: 

  1. Service Your Furnace: Before the cold winter weather sets in, call your heating and cooling company to service your furnace. It is good to have an inspection to make sure everything is in working order and there are no leaks.
  2. Use Fireplaces Safely: Keep fire in its proper place by using a fireplace screen. This will keep sparks from flying out of the fireplace. 
  3. Use Caution with Space Heaters: A space heater can be an effective way to warm up a chilly room. Your space heater may require venting, so make sure you have vented it to the outdoors. There should be least three feet of empty area around space heaters.
  4. Reconsider Leaf Burning: Burning leaves produces dangerous and cancer-causing chemicals. Homeowners should avoid disposing of leaves this way. 
  5. Exercise Candle Caution: Candles are a great way to give a room some light, and also smell. They can also cause fires. Never leave candles burning unattended. 
  6. Change Smoke Alarm Batteries: It is wise to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you turn back your clocks for Daylight Saving Time.
  7. Safety Tips for Fall Driving: There's nothing more beautiful than a fall drive, but weather can cause dangerous roads. 

Fall is a great time for many people to enjoy the beautiful crisp weather, but along with that comes several dangers especially fires. 

SERVPRO of Foxborough is your premier choice for restoration and rebuild. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you up to date on the status of the project and make sure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damages.

Other News

View Recent Posts