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How to Keep a Cigarette Fire from Happening

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

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4 Steps To Prevent A Cigarette Fire

If you smoke and own a home in Oak Court, TN, you need to be extra cautious. One careless moment could lead to a cigarette fire, which could, in turn, cause severe damage to your home and cost you thousands of dollars in repair and fire cleanup bills. Even worse is the threat of physical harm to you or your loved ones. The good news is that, by following the common-sense steps listed below, you can easily keep an ashtray fire from occurring.

1. Check Your Smoke Detectors

It's important to make sure your smoke alarms are in good working order. Test them at least once a month. It's also a good idea to have one on every floor of your home, even in the attic and basement.

2. Go Outside to Smoke

The best way to ensure that a home cigarette fire doesn't happen is to always go outside to smoke. If you feel like smoking, limit the activity to outdoor areas such as the patio or backyard. This has the added benefit of keeping cigarette odors out of your house.

3. Never Smoke When You're Medicated, Drinking or Sleepy
If you've taken medication, had a few drinks, or feel like you might fall asleep, don't smoke. Never light up while laying down on the sofa or in bed; the cigarette could fall out of your hand and set something on fire.

4. Keep Cigarettes Away from Kids

Make sure your cigarettes and matches are safely put away where kids can't get ahold of them. A curious child with access to your smoking supplies could easily set your house on fire.

If, unfortunately, you've already been the victim of a cigarette fire, you may want to call on the services of a professional fire restoration company to get your home back in order. Hopefully, this is not the case, and the instructions given above can help keep your home safe for years to come. 

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