Fire & Flood Damage Prevention Tips

October 16th, 2018 - by Blueshark Design

Fire and flood are the two most damaging incidents that can affect your home. The effects can be devastating and can takes years to rectify. Luckily, there is plenty that you can do to reduce the chances of a fire or flood damaging your house. Following these tips will help to keep your home and your family as safe as possible.

Fire Prevention Tips

Here are best ways to prevent a fire in your home:

  • Candles should never be left unattended and must be extinguished at night
  • Do not smoke in bed and ensure that all cigarette stubs are put out and disposed of carefully
  • Install a smoke alarm and regularly check that it is working
  • Talk to everyone in your house about how to get out in the event of a fire
  • Swap your chip pan for a deep fat fryer with a thermostat
  • Never let children have access to lighters and matches; store them safely
  • Keep material and clothes away from naked flames, including wood burners, lamps and candles

Flood Prevention Tips

Here are the best ways to avoid a flood in your home:

  • Optimise the drainage of your garden and land to deflect rainwater away from your house
  • Keep all rainwater goods (such as gutters and downpipes) free of debris and in good condition
  • Store irreplaceable family heirlooms and photographs on the first floor or in the loft
  • Raise electrical sockets to at least 1.5m above floor level so that flood water cannot reach them
  • Sign up for local flood alerts and join a local neighbourhood flood incident group
  • Think about installing non-return valves to your drains and water inlet and outlet pipes
  • Tank floors to prevent groundwater from rising up through them and into your home

Should the worst happen, contact a specialist cleaning and maintenance firm like UK Commercial Group, who provide reliable and quality fire & flood restoration services, to put your home back together again as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

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