Keeping your home safe from fire is really hard but it does require a certain amount of work from your part. By following these simple guidelines, you can protect your loved ones and your properties from the flames.
Regulate electrical use: One of the most common causes of fires is overloading. If the electrical outlets are already full, don’t insert an extensive cord when more devices can connect. An outlet can only withstand as much. If you have to use several electrical equipment or devices at once, connect to a power strip that is linked to a surge protector or a circuit breaker.
Examine the cords: Examine the cords of every electrical equipment or device. Frayed or damaged cords can cause electrocution. Since heat can escape through the gaps, they can spark and heat the surrounding area.
Set a smoking area: It is advised to set a smoking area even in your home. Make sure the area has an ashtray and source of water nearby. Cigarette remains should be put off or soaked with water. Dispose the embers properly.
Develop your own escape plan: Orient the family of the suitable exits in case of fire. Decide where everyone should meet once outside.
Install detectors: Smoke detectors are inexpensive. Their price is nothing compared to what they can do for your family. Install at least one smoke detect in each floor of your home.
Buy fire extinguishers: Fire extinguishers are not for commercial buildings only. Make sure you have at least two tanks at home. Keep on in the kitchen and another in an accessible area.
Check the detectors and fire extinguishers regularly: Test the condition of the smoke detectors by pressing the button on its cover. If it sounds, it means they are still good. Replace their batteries at least once every 6 months. Fire extinguishers will have to be replaced periodically, too.