In early July, a fire caused by a family pet knocking over a burning candle caused $60,000 in damages as the home was burned to the ground. Thankfully, no injuries to human or pets was reported.
It’s a scene that’s more common than you may think, and in this issue, we’ll talk about how to make your home safer from pets causing fires.
HOW CAN PETS CAUSE FIRES?
Pets are naturally curious, and it’s very easy for them to bump into or knock over things that can cause fires, like candles or cooking equipment.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT MY PET FROM STARTING A FIRE?
There are a number of things you can do, including:
HOW CAN I KEEP MY PET SAFE IF THERE IS A FIRE?
We’ve talked before about the importance of establishing a family plan for your home, and its best to include your pets in your family plan. That includes having a supply kit ready specifically for your pets.
If there is a fire in your home, do not go in to retrieve it. Rather, tell a firefighter that your pet is trapped.
Also, have your pet micro chipped so that it can be easily identified if you’re separated, and place a pet alert sticker on your door window – making sure to include the number of pets in your home
FOR HOME RESTORATION IN SAN DIEGO, CALL J&M KEYSTONE
We hope you, your family and pets never have to deal with the effects of home fires. If your home is damaged or destroyed by fire, however, keep the home restoration experts at J&M Keystone in mind.
You can reach us 24/7 by calling 800-368-2757.
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