According to the American Fire Administration, 500,000 pets are affected by house fires every year. Unfortunately, some of these accidents are even caused by the homeowner’s pets. By taking some simple precautions you can keep your pets safe from a dangerous fire. Here are some fire safety tips you can put into practice to keep your furry friends safe.
Never Leave an Open Flame Unattended
Animals are very curious and are prone to check out candles, a fire in the fireplace, or even certain appliances. A spilled candle can turn into a dangerous situation quickly so never leave pets alone with a flame. Make sure anything such as the above is fully extinguished when leaving pets home alone.
Secure Electrical Cords
Some pets, especially younger ones can think an electric cord is a chew toy so do your best to keep them out of reach. Bind your cords together and think of ways to keep them hidden. Not only will it keep your pets safe, but it will also look a lot nicer as well.
Be Cautious with Dog Bowls On Deck
Avoid putting a glass water bowl for your pet outside on a sunny day if you have a wood deck. When the sun’s rays hit the bowl it can act as a magnifying glass and heat up possibly igniting the deck beneath it. Choose stainless steel or plastic bowls instead of glass.
Keep Leashes Near the Door
Keep your pet’s leashes close to the door in case you ever need to evacuate your home quickly. If an emergency should occur you and your animals can escape right away. Make sure your pets are microchipped or have their name and information on their collar should they get separated from you.
We hope that by following these tips you and your pet will stay safe. Remember, should you need us, ServiceMaster Restoration is available 365 days a year, 7 days a week. We offer the best in professional water and fire mitigation services and work hard to offer you peace of mind.