How to Fireproof your Home
The right preventive measures can significantly reduce fire risks in your home and keep your family and home safe from the dangers and damages of fire. Here’s some useful tips you can follow to reduce risk of fire;
- Install smoke alarms, as there is never smoke without fire. Install at least one smoke detector on each floor, as well as one near your bedroom.
- Keep a multipurpose chemical fire extinguisher on each floor of your house. Make sure every one in your household knows where the extinguisher is and how to use it.
- Reduce fuel sources. Be sure to remove all the dry foliage around your house.
- Use fire resistant materials if you’re building a new house or making the improvement on the one you already own.
- Be careful with electricity or electrical appliances of all kinds. Do not overload outlets. Always call a certified electrical for troubleshooting.
- Watch your smoking. Never smoke in bed. Be sure your cigarette is properly extinguished before discarding it.
- Supervise children. Keep matches and lighters out of their reach and educate them properly on the danger of fire.
- Get professional check of electrical wiring of your house and make sure that it is capable of handling the power load of your house.
- Keep campfire outside your home as heat can reach at very temperatures. Dispose of the ashes properly.
- While buying or building your home, consider proximity to a water body, fire station or fire hydrant.