General Contractor Lic #CGC1519003 - Mold Remediation Lic #MRSR2344

As the weather starts to cool, North Central Florida property owners start to prepare for the enjoyable, mild weather ahead. Due to Florida’s temperate climate throughout the year, property owners don’t have to worry about certain preparations for cold weather in the same manner as those living in snowy and frigid areas of the country. But even if there aren’t several feet of snow at your door in the wintertime or freezing temperatures that make you shiver throughout the fall, your loved ones and your property may still be at risk for certain dangers.

As you flip the switch on your thermostat settings from “cool” to “heat,” you should remember the fire risks these seasons bring with them and how you can implement home fire prevention techniques into your daily life. Here, our restoration contractors at Maven Construction Group list the common causes of home fires and discuss the top fall home fire prevention tips. If a fire affects your property, contact us for prompt fire restoration and fire reconstruction services you can count on!

Common Causes Of Home Fires

Fires can occur for a number of reasons, and they can happen at any time of the year. The most common causes of home fires and the need for fire damage restoration include the following. In the fall season, the most common causes of home fires throughout the United States are related to heating appliances and features.

  • Kitchen & Grease Fires
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Electrical Fires
  • Candle Fires

Fall Fire Safety Tips

The best way to avoid a home fire is to make sure all of your ducks are in a row with regard to fire safety for you and your loved ones and family members. Here, our experienced restoration and remediation specialists list the top fire safety tips to help keep your home safe from fire throughout the season and beyond.

Test Your Smoke Alarms

A good rule of thumb is to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors each time Daylight Saving Time begins and ends. Preemptively changing the batteries in these important systems helps ensure they don’t fail when you need them most. Be sure to test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors regularly. You should also check all fire extinguishers in your home to ensure they are in working order should disaster strike.

Put Halloween Safety First

Are you excited to decorate your home and craft complete costumes for Halloween? Halloween is an exciting, much anticipated holiday for us all. But you should remember that safety always comes first, even on holidays. Keep your Halloween season fire-free by keeping all decorations away from all heat sources and open flames. Opt for solar-powered or battery-operated lights instead of using traditional candles to set the spooky mood and illuminate jack-o-lanterns. Ensure that no decorative fixtures or decorations are blocking the exits or pathways to and from your home so that your pre-chosen escape routes stay clear in an emergency.

Create A Fire Escape Plan

One of the best ways to prevent harm if a fire occurs is to have a fire escape plan that you and the members of your household practice regularly. If a fire unexpectedly breaks out in your home, what will you do? This is where your fire escape plan comes in handy. You should designate a complete escape route from each area of your residential property and establish a place outside where all household members will convene. You can practice these drills regularly while tweaking your plan as necessary.

Avoid Outdoor Fire Risks

As leaves and other common fall-time debris accumulate around our homes, we must do periodic sweeps to remove them regularly. Be sure to prune your trees and rake up fallen leaves and twigs. You should also avoid storing fuel in your home, on-site shed, or garage. Additionally, clean off the roof and clear our debris from your home’s gutters and downspouts. Don’t forget to remove gas from gas-powered lawnmowers before storing them for the rest of the season.

Trusted, Experienced Professionals

Locally owned and operated in Gainesville, FL, Maven Construction Group is a licensed general contractor, Angie’s List Certified Contractor, and is accredited and A-rated by the Better Business Bureau. Maven has delivered the best damage restoration and reconstruction services in North Central Florida for more than 15 years.

Certified General Contractor Lic # CGC1519003 Certified Mold Remediation Lic # MRSR2344