There are so many things that you can do in order to protect your home from the elements- but sometimes, the accidents can happen on the inside as well. Fires are a common cause of damage to your home. Check out these tips to keep your home safe- from the inside out.
The first thing that you should do is thoroughly inspect your home. It’s possible that you may even need someone to help with this process, to make sure that you haven’t missed anything. You should be inspecting the electrical wiring, plumbing, the heating, and air conditioning. Keeping these individual facets of your home safe is the first step in ensuring peace of mind.
Check out your gas line system. Pay special attention to loose fittings, leaky valves, debris, or even improperly stored flammable materials near major appliances.
Make sure that appliances and household items are being used properly. The stove and oven should be cleaned regularly, to prevent against grease build up. A good idea would be to have a small fire extinguisher in your kitchen, as well. Make sure filters are cleaned regularly and make sure the exterior vents are also clear of debris. Also, make sure to check cords on any appliances that need to be plugged in, if they are frayed then it could lead to potential problems. Lastly, always make sure the lint trap for your dryer is clean. There are some that will need to have the inner ductwork serviced and cleaned out, but it could save a lot of hassle in the future.
Accidents are still bound to happen. Even if you take all these precautions, and even more than what is listed here, life can still have a way of messing up your plans. So, we highly suggest that along with all your other precautions; install a sprinkler system in your home as well.
In the event that a fire was to happen in your home, a sprinkler system could be the thing that keeps the fire confined to a small space and extinguished quickly. The best part is these will work if you are home or not- because you can’t always be there to protect yourself.
The best way to get rid of a fire is to try to prevent it in the first place. However, if something were to happen that were out of your control, Fire Tech will be there for you to help protect your investment.