If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (253) 848-0800

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

3 Tips for Avoiding Cigarette Fires at Home

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

A kitchen destroyed by fire damage Fire damage to your home can be devastating, even an ignored cigarette can be fatal to all your belongings and loved ones.

3 Ways To Prevent Home Cigarette Fires

Thousands of residential fires are linked to smoking each year. If it sounds frightening it should! But you have options. Read on to learn how, with just a little extra care, you can avoid your Puyallup, WA, home becoming a victim of a cigarette fire.

How Does Smoking Cause Fire?

You may wonder, how can it cause fire? There are a variety of ways, obvious and not so obvious. Cigarette butts can ignite:

  • Trash
  • Dry underbush outdoors
  • Improper ash cans

And much more. A cigarette fire can quickly rise from a small event to a full conflagration, so it’s best to take steps to avoid any flames.

1) Smoke Outdoors

Believe it or not, some folks still smoke indoors, especially at home. Asking members of your family to smoke outdoors removes the risk of an ashtray fire, or of butts or ashes igniting curtains, books, furniture or any other flammable items. It may also leave your house smelling better.

2) Never Smoke Sleepy

Smoking can be a relaxing pre-sleep ritual for some, but it can come at a high cost. Falling asleep on a couch or in a bed with a lit cigarette can lead to embers igniting fabric. The results can be fatal.

3) Don’t Use Plants as Ashtrays

It can be tempting, if you’re smoking in the backyard, to toss your butts into the grass. But dry leaves can easily catch fire from a smoldering cigarette butt. Instead, find an ashtray or stamp your butt out.

Use the tips above and, should your home be damaged by a cigarette fire, call remediation specialists quickly for fire cleanup you can trust.

Other News

View Recent Posts