Your home represents a considerable investment and it’s one of your most valuable assets – it just makes good sense to take measures to protect your property from fire. The leading causes of house fires that ignite from indoor threats are cooking equipment, heating systems, faulty wiring, lighting, blocked vents, and curious kids.
Today’s homeowners also have to worry about outside elements that can damage or completely destroy homes that including wildfires. The following are some easy and inexpensive ways to protect your home against a fire. Some can even result in savings on your house insurance.
One of the most effective and inexpensive methods of fire protection are smoke alarms. They’re an early warning system that can save lives. Placement will depend on the layout of the home. It’s best to have them professionally installed and maintained for optimal performance.
The devices are essential for putting out small fires before they become major conflagrations. They limit damage and an extra benefit is that they reduce the amount of pollution emitted by smoke when materials are burned. Check them regularly to ensure they haven’t expired.
A fire produces smoke and soot that decreases visibility. When combined with the panic that accompanies a fire, it’s easy to see why exit lighting is critical. It provides you and your family with highly visible illumination that directs them to exits, allowing them to escape. The lighting also helps people avoid injuries from stumbling over furniture and other obstacles while evacuating.
A majority of house fires begin in the kitchen. Never leave cooking or baking endeavors unattended and that includes outdoor kitchens or grills. Keep flammable items as far from cooking as possible.
Portable heaters are also a major cause of fires, along with outdoor heaters, fireplaces and bonfires. Never leave heaters or open flames unattended and keep the heat source away from flammable objects. It’s also a good idea to keep firewood at least 30 feet away from your home and clear vegetation from around the perimeter of the home that could fuel a fire.
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