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Ask These Questions to Avoid Fire Damage in Your East Granby Home

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

An outlet is burning Walk around your home and ask yourself these questions to help prevent fire damage in your East Granby, CT home.

If you need fire damage restoration in your East Granby, CT home, call on SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield. We are ready to help you with complete professional fire damage restoration services that will get you back in your home ASAP.

Look, nobody wants to have their home damaged or destroyed by a house fire, and we certainly hope it doesn’t happen to you and your family! That’s why we’ve created a list to help you avoid fire damage in your East Granby house.

Go through your house area-by-area asking yourself these questions. If any answers are “no,” you can make easy changes to reduce your chances of needing fire damage restoration.

Throughout the House

  • Do your lighting fixtures have bulbs with the recommend wattage? Are the bulbs at least 12 inches from shades and combustibles?
  • Are your electric cords in good condition? Are they running freely, not squished under carpets or crushed beneath furniture? Are your outlets feeding only the specified power load?


  • Are the areas around your furnace or boiler, wood stove and water heater clear of flammable debris and combustible items?
  • Are the access doors on your water heater closed?
  • Are the wires and insulators on your electric breaker panel in good condition?
  • Are any oily rags stored in air-tight containers away from heat sources?

First Floor

  • Do you have at least one smoke detector installed and in working condition?
  • Does your kitchen have a working fire extinguisher?
  • Have you stored your towels, pot holders and other flammable items away from the stovetop?
  • Is your stovetop free of built-up grease and food?
  • Is your furniture made of fire-resistant upholstery?
  • Has your chimney been cleaned and inspected in the last year? Does your fireplace have a screen to block sparks and is the area in front of the fireplace clear of flammable objects?

Second Floor

  • Does each bedroom have a working smoke detector? Is there a working detector in the hall outside each sleeping area?
  • Do all family members know how to escape a fire at night?
  • Are space heaters at least three feet away from beds and other flammable materials?
  • Are electric blankets UL-approved? Are the cords undamaged?

Laundry Room

  • Is your dryer cabinet, duct and surrounding area free of built-up lint?
  • Is your duct made of metal instead of plastic?


  • Is the door between the house and garage solid and weather-stripped to prevent flames and gases from traveling?
  • Is your garage free of junk, trash and flammable materials, such as old newspapers and used oil?
  • Are gasoline (in approved containers) and oily rags (in air-tight containers) stored away from sources of ignition?

When you have suffered damage from a fire or other disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield at 860-216-2785

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