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Fire Damage Prevention in Idaho Falls, ID

Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, one thing that you don’t want to experience is a fire. Seeing your home or your business damaged in a fire can be devastating, often destroying everything in the process.

However, most fires can be prevented. While some circumstances may be beyond a person's control, anyone who knows what to do in case of a fire can reduce the extent of the damage. Knowing how to respond when a fire happens can help prevent massive damage and help save lives.

Fire Prevention

Prevention is Better Than a Cure

It is often said that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. This applies to a lot of things and fire ranks near the top of the list. If you stop a fire from happening, there is no need for a recovery effort and no smoke & soot issues to eliminate. To prevent a fire from happening, here are some things you need to do:

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  • Keep a close eye on children – Kids like to play with new items when left unobserved, and the list of possible "toys" includes matches, lighters, heat-producing appliances, and other flammable objects. If left unattended, even a toddler can start a fire when flammable items are present, 
  • Keep appliances and electrical outlets in proper working condition – A spark from a malfunctioning appliance can trigger a fire. It can also start when electrical outlets have frayed wiring. Regular maintenance checks of these potential fire sources can help prevent a blaze from happening.
  • Don’t leave heat-producing items unattended –Whether it’s a candle, an oven, a toaster, or some other heat-producing appliance, leaving it unattended is ill-advised. If you need to go somewhere, be sure to snuff out candles, turn off burners, and unplug toasters before you go.

Prepare for Any Eventuality

No matter how careful you are, some accidents cannot be avoided. In those situations, All American Cleaning & Restoration can help. To minimize the damage, these preparations will help:

Have smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and sprinklers installed – Your first line of defense when it comes to a fire is knowing it is happening and being able to contain it immediately. Smoke alarms will let you know there is a fire, which will prompt you to find it and deal with it immediately. Indoor sprinklers can be set to activate the moment a fire is detected, reducing the chances of it spreading. Having extinguishers on-hand also helps to stop a fire from spreading.

Have an escape route planned – People should know where to go in case of fire. This will lower the possibility of people suffering injuries or dying in the blaze. Having fire drills to practice a proper exit plan could mean the difference between a life saved and a life lost.

Have people educated on fire safety and preparedness – Understanding what to do in case of a fire should be universal knowledge. Everyone in your family or in your office should be made aware of safety protocols and emergency procedures. Knowledge can keep people safe and prevent your property from burning down.

Trust All American with your Fire Prevention Plans 

At All American Cleaning, we believe knowledge is a powerful tool that can be used to prevent fires from happening and to help keep people survive those that are unavoidable. You can learn more about fire safety, fire prevention, and fire damage reduction by contacting us at 866-707-8006 for fire-safety education. In Southeast Idaho, we are the company to trust with your fire safety education and prevention needs.