Fire Safety Guide: Things to Do in Case of Fire | Fire Restoration in Plano, TX

Fire Safety Guide: Things to Do in Case of Fire | Fire Restoration in Plano, TX

One of the most nightmarish situations for any person is to wake up to the sounds of a smoke alarm, and to the smell of fire and smoke around them. Things that make situations like these even worse are the lack of preparations. When you are unprepared, you are at risk of panicking, doing something irrational and risking your life in the process. In case of fire, leave every single thing behind. Do not worry about Fire restoration in Plano, TX. That comes later, once everyone is out and safe. The most surpassed services of Fire restoration in Plano, TX is provided by Mr. Restore. Trust the skilled and experienced workforce of Mr. Restore to restore your house and minimize the damage as much as possible. When you are aware that property is not a concern at all, you’d be able to act more rationally. One of the best things we can do to survive a fire is to remain prepared for it. We have created a list of actions to do in case of fire. Remember, your fast thinking and your proactive actions can help save ·     Escape Route Your first and foremost priority during a fire should be to find an escape route. Forget your properties and all your things behind; nothing is more valuable than your life. Fire restoration in Plano, TX will take care of your damage later; hence focus all your energy on finding an escape route and getting out of their fast. If you are in a commercial building then there probably already is an escape route, take that. Make sure to memorize the evacuation...
Thanksgiving Fire Safety

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

Thanksgivings in Frisco and Plano are filled with family,  great food and watching football on TV. Whether you are traveling for Thanksgiving or are hosting guests, it is a time to celebrate with your loved ones. What you may not know, however,  is that Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous holidays for house fires. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, you are 3 times more likely to experience a home cooking fire as any other day throughout the year. Fires are devastating and will lead to costly damages as your valuables are being restored. In order to avoid fire hazards and fully enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, follow our cooking safety tips for another great family feast. Stoves and Ovens No matter where you are cooking this holiday season, the stove will be running all day to provide your family and friends with the perfect holiday meal. Unfortunately, using the stove and oven consistently is very hazardous. Check out some of our stove and oven safety tips to prevent dangerous house fires: Clean the stove and oven before use to get rid of grease buildup Always stay in the kitchen when cooking Don’t leave home when something is in the oven cooking Use back burners whenever possible to keep out of the reach of small children Keep flammable items away from cooking surfaces Use flame-resistant potholders to put out flames If a fire breaks out in the oven, keep the door closed and turn off the appliance Turkey Fryer Using a deep fryer to cook your turkey provides delicious, crispy skin and a juicy center. However, deep...
Apartment Fire Safety

Apartment Fire Safety

There are great apartment communities in Frisco, Highland Village and Dallas that many of our local citizens reside in. If you live in an apartment community, it is important to be aware of fire safety practices to keep you and your belongings safe. The fire safety rules for living in an apartment are different than living in a house because the building is likely much bigger than an average home. There are many factors to consider when avoiding fire hazards in an apartment because you are very close to other residents and the evacuation routes may be complicated. Living in an apartment also poses a certain risk because a fire in one apartment can quickly spread to someone else’s apartment. In order to stay safe, prepared, and to prevent costly fire damages to your apartment home, follow our tips for safe apartment living.   Apartment Fire Prevention and Safety When you first move into an apartment, there a lot of things you can do immediately to ensure your apartment home is not at risk for avoidable fires. It is important that you routinely go over each of these tips, probably every 6 months.      Check that your apartment has at least one working smoke alarm. If your smoke alarm does not work or appears damaged, immediately talk to your apartment’s manager to have it replaced. Review your apartment’s fire escape route. Every apartment community should have a fire escape plan for your apartment home. If you cannot find it, request one from your property manager. Go over each window in your apartment to ensure it works properly. Review the...
Halloween Fire Safety

Halloween Fire Safety

Halloween is finally upon us! Nothing helps the residents of Frisco, Highland Village and Dallas get in the Halloween spirit like the leaves changing, spooky decorations and finding the perfect costume to go trick-or-treating. Although October is a fun month full of autumn activities and cool weather, many people do not know that some Halloween festivities can also pose as a fire threat. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, over 800 house fires per year are caused on Halloween night due to fall decorations igniting. These fall holiday fires lead to costly damages, destroying homes and causing over $13 million dollars in fire damages.   In order to avoid preventable fires this Halloween, there are a couple things you can do to keep you and your family safe. Our favorite Halloween and fall decorations, such as Jack-o’-lanterns, paper ghosts and hay bales are unfortunately fire hazards. There are some costumes your children should avoid that are flammable and dangerous. Look over our Halloween fire safety tips to get the most out of your Halloween this October.   Halloween Decoration Safety We love driving through the neighborhoods of Frisco and Highland Village to see homes decorated with corn stalks, black cats, and Jack-o’-lanterns. However, some of our favorite fall decorations can actually be very dangerous.   Keep all decorations away from a heat source – No matter what you use to decorate  your home for Halloween this season, be sure to keep them all away from a heat source. NFPA reported that nearly half of decoration fires in homes occur because the decorations are too close to a heat source....
Chimney and Fireplace Safety

Chimney and Fireplace Safety

Now is a great time to be preparing your fireplace to be used during the colder months. Fireplaces are the perfect way to cozy up and stay warm.  However, chimneys pose as a serious fall fire safety threat that could potentially lead to costly damages. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, chimney fires account for over 30% of all home-heating fires in the United States. These fires can lead to catastrophic fires to your home and could potentially harm your loved ones.   In order to keep your family and home safe this season, it is important to know how chimney fires can be prevented. Chimney fires can be quickly and easily identified by loud cracking and popping noises, a lot of dense smoke, and an intense, hot smell. There are a few things you can do to ensure you can enjoy the beauty and warmth of your fireplace without potentially risking a house fire.   How do Chimney Fires Occur? Most chimneys have liners or structural problems that lead to very high temperatures. Hot embers and sparks from the fireplace can escape the chimney or fireplace and cause materials inside or outside the home to catch on fire. If the embers escape the chimney outside of the home, they can cause leaves, dirt, and branches to combust. If blankets, stockings, carpet, or clothing are near a the fireplace, sparks or embers can cause these times to combust inside the home.   Another reason chimney and fireplace fires occur is due to creosote catching on fire inside the chimney. Creosote is a gummy, unpleasant smelling substance that forms...
Fall Fire Safety Tips

Fall Fire Safety Tips

Fall has finally arrived! This *usually* means warm sweaters, the leaves changing colors and football activities with our friends and family. With all the fun that comes with the weather getting cooler, there are also fire hazards that accompany the change of seasons. Heating systems, bonfires and excess leaves can all potentially lead to catastrophic fire damage. You and your family can easily stay warm and prevent costly fire damages this fall season by practicing our safety tips.   Heating System Safety Tips Now that cooler weather is upon us, our heating systems will soon be up and running after many months of being turned off. Whether you use a central heating system or space heater to warm your home, it is important to check to be sure they are in working order before turning them on. Heating systems pose as a major fire threat to your homes if they malfunction. According to the U.S Fire Administration, heating systems cause 10% of residential fires. Follow these heating tips to prevent house fires: Have your central heating system cleaned and inspected by a certified HVAC contractor before turning it on Be sure to have carbon monoxide detectors fully functioning if your home is heated by a gas heater Never leave a space heater running while you are sleeping or away from home Keep spaces heaters 3 feet away from furniture and other items, including clothes, curtains, and blankets Bonfires and Outdoor Grilling Cooler weather usually means snuggling up by the campfire and hosting cookouts. Open fires and gas grills are staples for fall activities, but they also pose as fire...