How to Help Prevent Home Fires at Christmas
As the Christmas season gets in full swing, most people put all their focus and concerns into buying the best presents and decking their home out in festive decorations. However, not many people consider the significant risks that certain decorations and Christmas traditions can have on their home. Whilst enjoying the festivities and visiting family (something we’ve all missed during the pandemic), make sure that all fire hazards are taken care of before a blaze starts. Domestic sprinkler systems are the perfect choice for fire safety in your home, acting quickly and targeting the fire at the source before it spreads…
Fire sprinkler systems are the most effective form of fire suppression systems for all kinds of buildings, from homes to commercial properties alike. Residential fire sprinkler systems can be installed to fit the dimensions and structure of your property, ensuring you have full protection in all corners of your home. This Christmas, here are some top tips to keep your home and its inhabitants safe.
Increased Risks During the Festive Period
At Christmastime, most of us have more electrical devices plugged in than we usually would during the rest of the year. If you’re one for light-up decorations and lights around the tree, there will probably be a few overloaded plugs and extensions that can become overheated if not monitored properly. Also, as the winter months get colder, some people may opt for electric heaters, which are fire hazards in themselves. Candles are a popular choice at Christmas too, with lots of festive scents to choose from.
With so many extra hazards presenting themselves, it’s better to be safe rather than sorry. These issues shouldn’t stop you from enjoying yourself this holiday season, but extra care should be taken the next time you’re plugging in your various light-up decorations. A water sprinkler system can be installed into your home to expel fires should they occur; domestic fire sprinkler systems come with concealed sprinkler heads to fit in with your interior decor, and won’t cause any visual issues within your home. Fire sprinkler installation is tailored to your home’s water pressure and water supply, plus the dimensions, in order to suit your home perfectly.
Domestic sprinklers won’t just benefit your home at Christmas, they will aid your property all year round, keeping fire and water damage to an absolute minimum. To find out more about our residential fire sprinkler systems here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, please visit us here.
Things to Look Out For
At Christmastime, there are ways in which you can lower the risks to ensure fire protection throughout your home. When you get your lights out of hibernation for the winter months, make sure that their wires and cables haven’t frayed or worn, as this can cause a significant risk of a fire. You should never overload electrical sockets, no matter how festive you want your home to look. It is also best to turn off your Christmas lights if you’re leaving your home for a long period of time, or you’re going to bed.
If you’re choosing to light some pumpkin spiced candles this festive season, try to avoid placing the candles near your tree or overhanging decorations, and never leave burning candles unattended. Candles should be placed on a heat-resistant surface, and never under shelves. Like always, any hazardous products should be kept away from children; at Christmas, they’re particularly curious, so try and protect them as much as possible.
The Benefits of Domestic Sprinkler Systems
By choosing to install domestic sprinklers, you can protect your home and its inhabitants from the devastating effects of a fire. Automatic sprinkler systems work to detect the heat from a fire, and only the sprinkler heads in the nearest vicinity will activate. Sprinklers are a perfect choice for office spaces and commercial buildings, and fit well into homes with cover plates to help disguise the sprinkler heads.
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we can design and install the best sprinkler system for your home, keeping you and your family safe this Christmas and all year round. To find out more, or to receive a quote, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.