Check Your Fire Extinguishers & Smoke Alarms When You Turn Ahead the Clocks
Daylight Savings Time sneaks up on us a day earlier this year than last. When March 8 rolls around, residents living in the Illinois communities of Genoa and Cortland and surrounding areas had best be prepared to perform the annual dance around their homes to set all clocks ahead one hour and sit and wonder “Where does the time go?”
You should also remember that Daylight Savings Time provides an excellent reminder to check your smoke detector batteries. Since you’ll be running through your home checking timepiece devices anyway, you should ensure your smoke detectors are in working order as well. That’s about the easiest task you can perform to decrease your chances of catastrophic fire damage. Whereas losing an hour of sleep can be a nuisance, fire damage restoration can be downright devastating and expensive.
While you’re going about your home conducting Daylight Savings clock and smoke detector tasks, you should also check any fire extinguishers you may have to ensure they’re properly charged. Make sure fire extinguishers are located near the most common fire damage hazards such as kitchen appliances and your furnace. You never realize how much you need a properly charged and easy-to-access fire extinguisher until you’re facing down a fire and the potential for expensive fire damage restoration.
Fire damage events within a home aren’t particularly common, but when they do occur, dealing with the fire damage restoration aftermath can be incredibly difficult. In addition to the fire damage itself, there’s also smoke damage, the smell of which can linger on in carpets, upholstery and even walls for weeks, months or longer if it’s not cleaned, treated and deodorized properly.
At ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip, we know all the ins and outs when it comes to fire damage restoration, including the delicate task of cleaning and deodorizing smoke damage. We’re a full service fire damage restoration outfit that employs a team of certified and experienced fire damage restoration cleaning and recovery professionals. We have the personnel, materials and equipment necessary to help you recover quickly from a fire damage event, thereby reducing unnecessary stress and hardship.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead on March 8, and check those smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. And, always remember, ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip is just a phone call away for immediate fire damage restoration in DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland, Genoa, Sandwich, and Somonauk, IL.