Preventative Fire Cleaning
Spring Cleaning and Fire Safety
Spring Cleaning is upon us! And though deep cleaning floors and dusting shelves are important, don’t forget about fire safety. Below are some ways for you to do some preventative cleaning in your own home.
Replace batteries in your home.
Start with replacing the batteries in your Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Flashlights.
Clean dryer vents routinely.
Other than routinely cleaning your lint filter out before and after loads, you should also be making sure that the outdoor dryer flaps are not blocked by build-up, animal nests, etc.
Check on any extension cords.
Check to make sure that extensions cords are not overloaded as they aren’t meant to be permanently used. This is also a good time to make sure that none of your cords are frayed or cracked. Replace where needed.
Propane/charcoal grills should remain outside.
Your propane/charcoal grill should be stored and used outside only. Make sure that grill is routinely cleaned. And most importantly, make sure someone is always tending the grill.
Clean up leaves and trash from around house.
Make sure to clean up dead leaves and trash from around your house. These items may be dangerous if exposed to heat.
SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa is here to help with any preventative cleaning needs. If emergency services are needed due to a fire or any other disaster give us a call 24 hours a day. (815)416-0075