Some people say that prevention is better than the cure, and this couldn't be more true when it comes to fire. Fires can happen anywhere - at home, in your office building or even on a boat. It's important to take precautions and prevent fires from happening rather than trying to put out a blazing inferno once it has started. In this blog post we will discuss 10 tips for preventing fire disasters!
Do an inspection of your home for anything that could cause a fire. Is your wiring up to date? Are there any broken appliances or frayed cords lying around the house? If you find something, don't take it lightly! These little things can be deadly and if they aren't addressed immediately, serious consequences may occur.
Candles are beautiful and romantic but should not be used unattended. Leaving burning candles unwatched is an easy way for fires to start so make sure you blow them out before heading off to sleep (even better - use flameless tea lights which cannot catch on fire), and also don't give candles to children for play. They might be the reason of a huge disaster.
It's important that everyone in your household knows what to do during a potential emergency situation such as a fire. That's why it is important to install smoke alarms in every room of your home, including the kitchen and laundry area. Install them on all floors of your house as well so that they can be heard throughout even if you are upstairs or downstairs at the time of a fire.
Electrical appliances such as microwaves, kettles and hairdryers should never be used while anyone is sleeping because these items could cause fires while we're not aware (think about leaving an iron turned on). If you need to use any kind of electronics make sure everyone in your household knows and stay awake until finished! These devices shouldn't be left unattended either but obviously this isn't always possible - just remember this.
If you have a big house or property, consider installing a sprinkler system. These systems detect heat and put out fires before they spread too far, saving your home! These are really useful when it comes to kitchen fires because water can be used in this situation with no problems at all.
It's very easy for us as humans to forget about safety precautions when we're just trying to get things done but overloading sockets is extremely dangerous and should never be done! Make sure that only appliances which require electricity from an outlet are plugged in (no hair dryers on extension cords) and don't go overboard by plugging in several devices into one socket either - this could cause sparks between power cables which obviously won't stop and cause a big fire.
As you can see, staying safe from fire is all about being cognizant of your surroundings and making sure that potential hazards are removed or repaired before a big disaster occurs. Doing these things will be the least of your concerns!
Hopefully you are safe when you apply these tips, also make your check often your pets and kids they accidentally might open up a fire.