While the winter holidays have come and gone, we’re still in the midst of the winter season. With winter, we are exposed to some of the coldest weather that happens throughout the year. One of the last things that may be on your mind during the cold winter months is the danger of a hot fire. Even so, fires can still happen, and we want to help you stay safe during these times. Today, we will review some fire safety tips that will help your home during winter.
Get Your Pipes Winterized
Once temperatures go below freezing, outdoor water is susceptible to freezing. When water freezes, it ends up expanding, and this can cause your exterior pipes to burst. This results in expensive repairs unless you take the appropriate precautions.
During winter, make one of your fire safety procedures to winterize your pipes. This involves allowing your exterior faucets to drain entirely and disconnect your water hoses.
For sudden drops in temperature in one night, you should allow a tiny stream of water to trickle out of your faucet so that pressure buildup is never a concern. This keeps your pipes from bursting.
Keep Fire Hazards From Causing Problems
Home fires are some of the worst things that can befall residential properties. You’ll want to do everything in your power to stop them from forming. To reduce the likelihood of fires, there are a few steps you should take:
- Test Smoke Detectors: Many fires occur when people are sleeping, and if your smoke detectors don’t alert you to a fire, the consequences can be fatal. That’s why it can be a life-saving decision to test your smoke detectors. Do this every single month, and change their batteries if it’s needed.
- Monitor Your Heating System: Your heater will be running during the winter, and when you use it, get your furnace’s filter replaced as needed. If it’s your first time using your heater for the year, you’ll likely have to replace the filter because it will be a year old. Old filters are huge fire hazards, and they cause your heater to use more energy in order to operate.
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Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property for all your fire protection needs. We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years. We are known for our top-notch customer service and high-quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and to consult, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online.