Hello, White Marsh homeowners. With summer ending, it’s a sign that you should put away the fireworks and store away the grill until the spring. However, there are still other sources of fire damage you need to avoid to keep your home and family safe. Here is some advice on what you can do about it.
Maintain Your Home’s HVAC
Your White Marsh home’s HVAC unit helps keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But what about in the fall? It’s been running all summer long so you’ll be tempted to shut it off because you think you won’t need it anymore. However, that is a misconception that could lead to accidental fire damage. Have a trusted HVAC technician come and make sure everything is running as it should, and they can resolve any problems they see before you need to run the heat at any point over the next three months.
If you would prefer to use space heaters, then be sure to give them plenty of space. Clean out your fireplace and make sure there aren’t any ashes or other types of debris left from the last time you lit it, and whatever else you do, don’t put anything flammable near an open flame.
Make Sure Smoke Detectors Work
Smoke can be as persistent and hard to deal with as fire damage can. The time has come to check on your smoke detectors. Put in fresh batteries and test them to make sure they will work when your White Marsh home fills up with too much smoke. That way, you’ll know you need to get out, and you can escape with your kids and pets before it’s too late. Plus, daylight savings time will be ending soon, so you will want to be ready for it when it does.
Clean Up Your Yard
You should also do your best to clean up your yard. Autumn storms can bring just as much wind, rain, and lightning as a summer storm can. A lightning strike, though rare, could hit a tree, bush, or pile of leaves in your White Marsh yard. A fire in your yard can quickly spread and cause catastrophic fire damage to your home.
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If you have even more questions about fire damage repair services or if you want the professionals to take care of it for you, you can trust North Arundel Contracting. Reach us by telephone at 410-766-2855 or by fax at 410-553-2367 and visit us online. Shoot us an email at [email protected] and for after-hours emergencies, page us at 410-541-0328. To find out what we are up to, or for more tips and tricks, follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.