5 Common Causes of House Fires
House fires are one of the scariest problems you can face as a homeowner. Luckily, there are various things you can do to reduce the chance of a fire in your home. Be aware of these common causes of fires to protect your family and house this summer.
Electrical Problems. Faulty wiring and overloaded outlets can potentially cause an electrical fire. It’s important to never overload your outlets, be aware of any high-risk areas in your home, and have them repaired as needed.
Candles. Candles are a wonderful addition to any home décor. They add to the ambiance of a room and can bring beautiful smells into your home. Unfortunately, they can be dangerous if left unattended. Burn candles away from tissue boxes, curtains, and anything else that is flammable. Always put them out if you are leaving the room.
Cooking Equipment. When cooking, it’s important to never leave your stovetop or oven unattended. Pots and pans can overheat and cause flare-ups if they’re not being watched. Always keep an eye on them while you are cooking, and if you have to step away for something, put another family member in charge of monitoring the area.
Smoking Indoors. It’s no surprise that smoking indoors could potentially cause a house fire. If a cigarette is not properly extinguished, it can continue to burn for hours. If it comes in contact with furniture or other flammable items, it can quickly start a fire.
Children. Kids are curious by nature and can have a tendency to play with fire if they are left unattended by an open flame. Always make your children are aware of the dangers of fire, and never leave them unsupervised by an open flame.
If you have experienced fire damage in your home, call our 24/7 emergency response team. We will prevent the damage from getting worse, secure your home, and make a plan to restore the affected area.