Fire Safety In The Home
Home is a place where we all love to be. It is the place that we seek when we are in trouble. In short, it is a peaceful paradise that saves us from all the stresses and unhappiness and fills it with fun, love, and laughter.
Thus, we want to make it perfect for our loved ones and ourselves. One way to make your house safe yet comfortable to stay is to adopt fire safety measures. I am sure you have heard about fire safety. But, in this ever-changing world, it is hard to stop and look at every detail.
Many people are beginning to take notice of fire safety in the home and if you are interested in getting to grips with it, here are a few pointers:
Install smoke and fire detectors
Smoke detectors are one of the most important things that you can fit in your home. Most fires happen without a smoke alarm present, which meant that the fires took longer to be detected. This can lead to further damage to your home, as you will not be able to raise the alarm as quickly as if you had a smoke detector fitted. They are important to detect fire at an earlier stage so that you have sufficient time to prevent the fire from engulfing your house.
In the event of a fire your smoke alarm, which should be situated in the hallway of your house, will sense the smoke and go off. This will help you to get out of the house and call the fire brigade, which will put out the fire. Apart from installing a smoke detector, you should also remember to test it regularly. Some important detectors include a flame detector, infrared fire detector, ultraviolet fire detector, smoke detector, heat detectors and carbon Monoxide detector.
Fit fire doors
If you live in a rented property your landlord is likely to have fitted fire doors throughout already but if they have not you are well within your rights to ask them to. If you own your house you should install fire doors immediately – they can help to stop the spread of fire and instead contain it to one room. Your smoke detectors will still go off in the event of a fire and you will be able to escape. Fire doors can help in limiting the damage that is done to yours and your neighbor’s home during a house fire.
Use of fire safety Cabinets
If all the liquids which you are keeping the cabinet are highly flammable then all will be completely protected from the fire. One of the biggest reasons of not exposing such liquids to the fire is that they can cause a very big explosion which can hurt the people living in your house and can damage your things which you have bought by investing your hard earned money.
Make sure that all the harmful or flammable chemicals are kept under good protection because even a small fire in these chemicals can let the rage of fire go out of control. But when they are kept in the fire safety cabinets then it’s sure that this won’t happen. And there are a number of statistics which reveal that most of the fire in industrial areas occurs because of the improper storage and handling of the harmful chemicals.
Plan an escape route
You should plan an escape route that you will be able to use should a fire break out in your house. You should make sure that your children, partner and anyone else living with you knows the escape route as well and should be certain that everyone understands the importance of it.
Don’t overload sockets
Overloading electrical sockets can cause overheating, which can lead to a fire. Each socket should only have one plug in it to prevent this. If you do use an extension lead, be sure not to ‘daisy chain’ them – do not plug another extension lead into it, in other words. This can overload the sockets and create a fire.
Safety in the Kitchen
1.Do not leave your cooking unattended.
2.Remember to switch off the stove when it is not in use and check again to be sure.
3.Do not leave young children alone in the kitchen while preparing food.
4.Do not leave matchsticks and other flammable items lying around.
Fire safety training
Get your whole family to attend a fire safety training. Other than supplying the house with fire blankets, alarms, and extinguishers, this may be the best investment that you can do to make sure that your family would be safe in case there is a fire. These training seminars typically involve professionally trained firefighters instructing you and your family about tips and strategies in regards to home fire safety. The seminar will also make the family more aware and responsible for the active prevention of a house fire.
Cleanliness is next to fire safety. With more information going out to homes via televisions and visits from the fire brigades, people are now keeping their houses cleaner. Clutter, old newspapers, ashtrays smoldering, and filled-up bins are a breeding ground for fires. Every week have a good clean up and throw away anything that is not needed.
If you adopt the above techniques, you can be more certain that your house is safe for all. Your home will indeed be a peaceful paradise!