How to prevent fire in your home
Of course, THE most effective way to prevent fire and ensure the safety of the building’s occupants is to install a residential firesprinkler system. However, some people don’t have the luxury of the peace of mind these bring.
If you don’t have a fire sprinkler system fitted, an accidental house fire is a very real risk, no matter how careful you are. In fact, over two-thirds of fire-related deaths occurred in accidental house fires, and dwellings without a smoke alarm accounted for 38% of deaths in home fires.
Furthermore, If you don’t have a fire sprinkler system installed, it’s important to protect your home against such an occurrence, but how do you do that without a firesprinkler system?
Assess your home
The first step towards ensuring that your home is safe from fire is to carefully inspect each and every element that could cause a fire. For this, you may want to employ specialists. You won’t for example, be able to thoroughly check your electrical or gas systems unless you are trained to do so.
Where are the biggest fire risks on your property and what can you do to prevent them?
Take care in daily activities
There are common daily activities that put you and your property at higher risk. Candles, oil lamps, and other open flame decorations should be covered with a wire frame to prevent anything from blowing onto them. And when you aren’t in the room, make sure that you extinguish the fire, even if you’re leaving for just a moment.
After you have used matches, make sure they are completely extinguished before you discard them. Run them under water to be sure.
There are a number of things you can do outdoors to put your home at risk of fire too. Many homeowners cut their garden, and then pile the lawn clippings up close by a house. Fermenting lawn clippings can create heat, and in turn, cause fire. This is how barn fires start, so store lawn clippings as far away from your property as possible.
Install fire prevention tools
You should already have smoke detectors throughout your property, but there are other tools that can help prevent fire at home. Sprinkler systems, for example, can be installed that will help extinguish small fires at home before they get worse.
At Rad Fire we provide economical home fire protection equipment. If you would like further advice on protecting your home from fire you can contact us here.