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Is Your Home as Fire Safe as It Should Be?

  • kelly
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  • Oct, 26th

 

 

Home safety is crucial for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the health and safety of you and your family should be paramount. As if that weren’t enough of a reason to care, the value of your home should also be a big concern. In addition to that, all of your personal possessions inside the home are reliant upon the home is safe and secure.

Some people consider the implications of safety with respect to theft and crime, but fire safety is an even bigger safety concern. Whether it relates to your life, the lives of your family members, or the safety of your personal possessions, having a home that is safe from fire should be at the top of any list. Let’s walk through some considerations that’ll help ensure your home is as safe from fires as possible.

 

  • Install Smoke Ventilation Systems

 

We’ve heard the phrase “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, but many fail to consider the damage and destruction that smoke can cause. In fact, in many home fires, smoke is a more dangerous culprit than the fire itself. The smoke in a home during a fire can lead to asphyxiation and injury long before the flames claim lives.

As such, the installation of a smoke ventilation system will help protect your home and your family. Whether it is to guard against home damage caused by smoke or to protect lives, entities such as tealproducts.com offer smoke ventilation services that will ensure homeowners have more time to react and are less likely to be injured or killed during a fire.

 

  • Check Smoke Alarms

 

The smoke alarm is the first line of defence against potential fire damage and casualties. Without this life-saving piece of equipment installed in the home, a dangerous or deadly fire could sneak up on your home in the middle of the night, engulfing everything and everybody.

Smoke alarms come in many forms: from the standard smoke detection units to those that measure heat, analyse the room via optical sensors or even detect ionization in the air. There are also units that monitor carbon monoxide, a deadly gas that is a primary by-product of fires.

The UK Fire Service provides a variety of recommendations for selecting the best smoke alarms and how to test them regularly.

 

  • Eliminate Flammable Situations

 

It can be all too easy for a fire to start in the home. Unfortunately, we often create the conditions for fires to start – and spread – without even knowing it.

How can you eliminate flammable situations in the home? For starters, consider your heating source. Antiquated heating oils and flammable forms of warmth are potential disasters waiting to happen; consider upgrading to a cleaner, less dangerous solution.

Avoid the use of tobacco or any flammable substances within the home. Even with responsible use, one wrong move is all it takes to start a fire.

Consider removing any flammable exteriors or accessories around the home. From flammable cladding and siding to trees next to the home, these can be tinderboxes waiting to happen.

Last but not least, consider having an electrician inspect the wiring and electrical elements of the home – especially if it is older. Wiring and other elements can go bad and the older they are, the more likely a potential electrical fire becomes.

Home fire safety is very important. With so many potential accidents that can occur in the home, you want to be safeguarded against any major damage or life-threatening situations that a home fire could cause. By mitigating the presence of smoke, keeping smoke and fire alarms installed and active, and removing any dangerous and combustible situations, you’ll rest easier knowing that your home is safe.

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