No one ever wants to wake up one day to find that fire and smoke are surging through the house. Sadly, there are more than 365,000 fires that occur each year, with over 2,500 deaths. All of these fires have resulted in $7 billion worth of property damage as well. The worst part of this is that any of these fires are preventable. By taking precautions, you can stop these kinds of events from happening in the first place. Here are a few fire safety tips you can use to reduce the likelihood of a fire breaking out on your property.
Install and Maintain Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms are a necessary part of fire safety for practically any home. Did you know that roughly half of home fire casualties happen while people are asleep? A smoke alarm remedies this problem. When smoke starts filling up a room, these alarms will emit a sound that will indicate a fire has potentially started. This gives people the time they need to either address the fire while it’s small or evacuate the area, so no one gets hurt or killed. Every floor should have at least one smoke alarm so that all rooms are monitored.
Don’t Leave Cooking Food Unattended
Sometimes, it can take a while to get our meals ready, but that is no excuse to walk away from the food. Fires can easily break out as a result of negligence in the kitchen, whether it be from a stove or frying equipment. If you’re going to leave the kitchen, you should turn all of your equipment off beforehand.
Don’t Use Space Heaters
Some people may try to use space heaters to warm up their homes. We advise against this since heating equipment is the second highest cause of casualties as a result of house fires.
Have a Plan On How to Evacuate The Area
Proper fire safety also means having a plan on how to get out of the house in the event of a fire. This plan should get you out of the house in under two minutes. The longer a fire burns through your home, the more it will spread and cause damage, so you have to be able to leave your house quickly.
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Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property for all your fire protection needs. We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years. We are known for our top-notch customer service and high-quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and to consult, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online.