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    Protecting Children From Fire Damage and Burns in Lakewood, CO

    fire damageEvery year children are injured in Lakewood, CO from fire and burn injuries. While you can’t prevent every accident, many of these mishaps could have been avoided with more vigilant childproofing. When little fingers get into trouble, it can mean a painful experience for them, and a possibility of fire damage for your home. To prevent scary accidents and costly fire damage restoration, ServiceMaster DSI recommends these preventative measures:

    • Keep pot handles turned towards the back of the stove and don’t leave flammable items like towels and pot holders near an open flame
    • Keep kitchen matches and flammable liquids well out of reach and away from the heat of the stove
    • Keep space heaters at least three feet away from draperies and bedding, and make sure that children don’t get near them
    • If you have a fireplace or wood stove, install baby gates around it to keep little hands from touching the hot surface
    • Keep smoke alarms installed and tested in every room in the house
    • Childproof all sockets to keep kids from poking fingers or other objects into them
    • Check extension cords for fraying, make sure they’re not underneath rugs or nailed into surfaces
    • Don’t overload outlets with power strips and extension cords
    • Make a family emergency plan for fires, and how/where to exit the home
    • Never use lockable doorknobs inside children’s rooms
    • Show your kids how to “stop, drop, and roll”
    • Instead of wax or paraffin candles, get “flameless” candles that operate on battery power. No more worries about forgetting to extinguish
    • If you have an outdoor BBQ or fire pit, teach children to respect the area, and for very little children, install fencing or baby gates
    • Don’t let children have sparklers without supervision

     

    Keeping children safe in the home helps prevent heartache and fire damage. Even a small fire can cause a lot of damage in your Lakewood, CO home! We have the most experienced technicians in the area and are available to help you quickly. We’re available 24/7/365 to take your call and can be on site to assess the damage and begin fire damage restoration. Call us at (720) 452-2842.

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