Essential tips to keep your home fire safe
Enjoy the comforts of your home by making it a safer place for you and your family. We can prevent home fire disaster by following these essential tips.
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As a general rule every home should have an available fire extinguisher especially in the kitchen where fire commonly starts. We need to do cooking with care. Never leave cooking food unattended on the stove. Keep curtains, potholders, kitchen towels and anything that could catch fire away from your cooking area. Position the fire extinguisher where it could be easily seen in your kitchen. You may visit fire extinguishers from fire protection online to learn more on the right size and type you will need.
Keep home clutter-free, flammable objects and fire starters like matches and lighters should be out of children’s reach.
Install smoke detectors or alarms and make sure to test them regularly to ensure if they are working properly.
Map out escape routes, devise a family fire escape plan, then discuss it with your family by creating an easy to follow plan to get out of the house in case of a fire. Better to conduct yearly drills for the children not to forget the details. Fire escapes should be available especially if bedrooms are all located on the second floor. It is also advisable to duplicate your keys for the fire escape windows and doors, inform each member of your household on the designated place where to get the keys in case of an emergency.
Avoid using octopus connections, don’t overload sockets. Have your electrical wirings be checked regularly. Poorly wired electrical appliances and house electrical wirings can pose a real danger.
Never leave your decorative candles lit and glowing when you are about to leave the room or going to bed. Put your candles securely in a stable candle holder kept away from curtains.
Keep your home a non-smoking zone. It will not only cause fire but it is a health hazard too.