How to Practice Fire Safety in Your Home

How to Practice Fire Safety in Your Home

Each year in America, hundreds of thousands of house fires break out across the country, causing thousands of deaths and injuries as well as billions in property damage. A house fire is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a homeowner or just a person in general.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do prevent fires or respond to them quickly if they do occur. Here are a few ways to practice fire safety in your home:

Be Careful with Heating Devices

It’s vital to keep your home warm in the winter. But the devices that you use to keep warm also come with some risk. Remember that all heaters need space so don’t keep anything flammable too close to them, including furniture, paper, bedding, or clothing. Use space heaters only as intended: on a level and nonflammable surface, never on a rug or bedding. The power cord should be plugged directly into an outlet, not into an extension cord. And if you’re an old-fashioned type of person, never leave a fireplace unattended when in use.

Install and Maintain Smoke Alarms

Sometimes a fire may start in your home despite your best efforts to prevent it and you may be none the wiser until it’s too late. That’s why smoke detectors are so important. You should have at least one on each level of your home and definitely have them both inside and outside of each bedroom. You should test them every so often to ensure they’re working. And it’s important to change the batteries once a year at least. One easy way to remember is to do it during Daylight Savings Time. Additionally, you should have a fire extinguisher handy to take on grease fires and other small issues before they become infernos.

Have a Sprinkler System Installed

If all else fails, a sprinkler system will ensure that your home is not destroyed by fire. If you’re in the market for a home sprinkler system, Fire Tech Residential Sprinklers is the place to call. We’ll give you a free estimate and install the system that best works for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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