Heating Contractor: Home Safety
October 5 through 9 is National Fire Protection Awareness Week. Ballwin's preferred heating contractor, Hoffmann Brothers, offers fire safety advice, facts and recommendations.
Fire Facts + Statistics
>> Fire loss attributes to at least $6 billion in direct damage every year.
>> From 2007 to 2011, U.S. home fires assumed seven lives per day on average.
>> In the U.S. smoking, cooking, and heating systems represent the top three causes of home fires.
>> Heating equipment has been implicated as the second highest cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
QUOTE: "Safety first has always been our motto for heating and cooling service. Belleville, IL homeowners have been relying on our dependable service for more than four decades," shares a customer service representative of Hoffmann Brothers HVAC company.
How to Protect Your Belleville IL Home from Fire
Use detection systems. Smoke alarms. Install smoke alarms on every floor of your home. Check the batteries every three months. Sixty percent of the deaths caused by residential property fires happened in homes where there was no smoke alarm or no working smoke alarm. Experts recommend hard-wired alarms over battery powered.
Carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide is an odorless toxin that can lead to a variety of negative outcomes: toxic poisoning, explosion and death. Install a carbon monoxide detector if your Belleville IL home does not already have one. Check the detector at the beginning of each season to ensure it is in good working order.
Insurance policy. Invest in a homeowner's insurance policy sufficient enough to cover building a new home in Belleville, IL. Also, the Firewise foundation recommends maintaining a photo inventory of your valuables.
Heating maintenance. Heat appliance failure is among the top three causes of residential fires in America. Furnaces and other heater parts need an annual inspection for safety, performance and energy efficiency.
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