As you clean out your home’s winter clutter this spring, take it upon yourself to make your home fire safe as well. There are a few simple steps you can take, courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, to ensure that both your home and your family are ready in the event of a house fire.
- Make sure your smoke alarms have new batteries and are working properly. There should be one on every level of your house, outside and inside all bedrooms, and away from bathrooms and kitchens.
- Have an escape route that you and your family have gone over and memorized. Also, have a designated meeting place outside your home where you can make sure that everyone is out safe and sound.
- Help children, elderly, and all those who need help. Some people may not hear the alarm and making sure those people are aware of the danger and on their way out is imperative.
- Have your fuel-burning appliances like your heating system and hot water heater serviced by a qualified expert yearly.
- Make sure that curtains, sheets, bedding, and any other flammable materials are kept away from all candles, portable heaters, or any other heat producing product.
- Make sure children do not have access to lighters or matches.
- Pay attention to what you are cooking. The majority of fires result from cooking equipment.
The product liability attorney at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC works with Virginia residents who have suffered damages as a result of defective products and are looking for fair compensation. Call us today at 703-906-4229 or send us an email and tell us about your case.