Commercial fire protection services may specifically help non-residential structures reduce their risk of fires, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how homes can improve their own fire protection. Here are just a few tips homeowners can use.
Pay Attention When Cooking. – Believe it or not, the National Fire Protection Association reports that cooking related incidents cause almost 40% of all house fires. In other words, nearly half of all home fires start, because something happens in the kitchen. This means that you need to pay extra attention when you cook, even if it is just boiling water. You never know what might happen, or whether or not something may malfunction.
Candles. – Candles are an obvious fire safety hazard, but people often underestimate just how much of a threat that they pose. In order to limit the threat they pose, it’d be a good idea to only burn them for just a short period of time, or perhaps to switch to electric candles, which are far safer.
Heating. – Your heating system is supposed to keep you warm, but if something goes wrong with it, it can heat things up a bit too much… by starting a fire. During winters, heating systems actually become the most common cause of fires. The best way to prevent a heater from causing a fire is to keep curtains, clothes, and blankets away from the heaters. Anything that could catch fire, really. It’s also a good idea to make sure everything is clean, too. Otherwise, the dust and debris may increase the risk of a fire.
These are just a few of different things that fire protection contractors advise homeowners do to make sure their properties are safe. If you have any fire protection questions, feel free to share in the comments. Check out this site for more.