Spring is finally here, and with spring comes much warmer temperatures. Now, just because the temperatures are rising outside, that doesn’t mean you want things heating up too much anywhere else, specifically as a result of fires. Unfortunately, both homes and businesses alike have increased risks of fires during spring. Not only are temperatures warmer, but there are outdoor activities that can cause fires if you’re not careful, such as grilling. That’s why you have to take all safety precautions possible this season to avoid having a fire break out. Here is how to keep your home or office protected against fires this spring.
Fire Safety Tips at Home
The first part of fire safety when you’re at home is having the right equipment. Functioning smoke alarms is a good start. When you have working smoke alarms, fire-related deaths become far less likely as they will warn people whenever fires are present, giving them more time to evacuate. Make sure these alarms exist in all bedrooms, the areas just outside of your bedrooms, as well as on all levels of your house. They should also be tested to make sure they work. Annual battery replacements will be needed.
Also, there should be a fire escape plan that everyone in the house understands. Practicing this plan means that people will know what steps to follow whenever fires arise. This plan should be practiced a couple of times each year, during both day and night.
Fire Safety Tips for Offices
Office fire safety has some overlap with home fire safety, such as having the right equipment. Something offices need to have is fire suppression systems. You can get these installed with the help of fire protection professionals. You should also have fire extinguishers located throughout the building. These extinguishers should be given routine checkups annually to ensure they work properly and aren’t damaged.
Lastly, just like with home fire safety, you need to have a plan in place for whenever fires appear. Employees should be given the right training so that they know what to do if your office ever experiences a fire.
KEEP YOURSELF SAFE WITH ANDERSON FIRE PROTECTION, INC.
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.