Fire Damage from Cigarettes

cigarrette.jpgCigarettes are bad for you, and if you smoke them in your home they can be even more destructive. Did you know that cigarettes cause thousands of house fires annually? You can prevent this by making sure that you practice caution.

Smoke Outside
Smoking outside is one very easy way to help prevent setting your home on fire. By doing this and using fire-safe cigarettes you can minimize the chances of your home going up in flames. Fire-safe cigarettes are labeled “FSC” on the box above the barcode. If you chuck cigarette butts next to the home there is a chance that they will catch debris on fire and spread to the house itself.

Put Lighters and Matches Away
Having these items out puts you more at risk of fire especially if you have children. Lighters and matches are interesting to kids and are best to keep in a hard to reach area. Also be sure to use large ashtrays that are hard for children to knock over. These items can easily have burning material inside that can ignite the house.

Electronic Cigarette Dangers
Electronic cigarettes that are left to charge can also present a hazard. It is never smart to leave an electronic cigarette plugged in while you are away from home. The batteries of these devices are lithium and can be dangerous if used or charged in the wrong way.

Stay Safe
Quitting smoking is the easiest way to prevent home fires from cigarette butts. However, it is hard to quit so if you do find yourself smoking outside of your home, be smart about it. If there is an issue with fire, be sure to report it to the fire department as quickly as possible. If fire damage occurs to your home remember that you should always call professionals like Water Damage Zone to handle restoring your property. If you decide to do the repairs yourself, you risk being harmed or causing more damage to the home.

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520.1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

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