You hear most people saying, “… and suddenly, the fire started.” It may seem that it sprang up completely out of the blue, but that’s never the case in reality. People mostly blame different things and situation for a fire mishap – the actual reason is carelessness. We all must have witnessed or at least read or heard about a fire accident, and how bad it can end up, but still, instead of taking precautions we find pointless reasons to justify.
Perhaps[s a situation or an appliance happens to be the real reason, but it won’t hurt to take simple steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen to you. Few effortless ways can guarantee the safety of your family and yourself.
Here are some simple ways that ensures a fire proof house and almost fully secure from any unfortunate situation to occur:
De-clutter Your House
The easiest and most efficient way to ensure fire safety it to store less stuff, and by that we mean less flammable items. God forbid if an unfortunate situation may occur, having less clutter lying around will help prevent the fire from spreading too quickly. Plus, it saves you space and helps your home to look more organized.
Having a fire extinguisher at your home is very important. It is easy to use, but doesn’t last long, so make sure that you keep a check on the expiry date. Fire extinguishers are of two kinds, powder and liquid, depending on the source of fire.
When you are buying an extinguisher, take advice from the seller and he will give you the right kind.
Installing smoke or fire alarms may cost you a bit, but it does reduce the risk. You can install the alarms in the rooms with most electricity usage and flammable stuff. The alarms need a regular check; you cannot just install and then forget, you will have to check it once in a month to make sure it is working properly.
Fireproof your Furniture
Fireproofing chemicals are easily available; all you need to do is coat the furniture of your house with them. These chemicals tend to be a bit expensive, but do ensure safety, making the relatively high cost worthwhile. Plus, these chemicals also protect your furniture from being stained.
Electricity is the most common cause of house fires. We use it irresponsibly without thinking of the consequences. Electricity fires end up being the worst fire accidents. The most common extinguisher, water, gives it a boost instead of putting it out, and people mostly make the mistake of using it.
To secure yourself this kind of mishap, make sure you use electricity responsibly. Do not overload sockets; it may result into short circuit, and keep all flammable things away. Keep a check, and make sure to replace any worn out wires.
Fireworks and Candles
Try to keep any fire related work outside the house, and if that’s not possible, never leave it unattended. Whether it is a burning candle or a lit up stove in the kitchen, do not leave the room without putting it off.
Just carry out these simple steps to ensure fire safety. If you have other issues regarding housing or real estate, Aaron Lillie is there to solve it all in the Barrie area.