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Tips for fire safety at home

8th Apr '16 • By Emily Ayers

Have you ever wondered why it is always wise to be safe than sorry? A lot of homeowners ponder how they could have saved lots of time, money and in some cases, lives if they were a little more careful about fire safety at home. There are so many inexpensive ways of protecting your home from fire. With this being said, here are few tips to help you through fire accidents safely and quickly.

There are so many inexpensive ways of protecting your home from fire. With this being said, here are few tips to help you through fire accidents safely and quickly.

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Have you ever wondered why it is always wise to be safe than sorry? A lot of homeowners ponder how they could have saved lots of time, money and in some cases, lives if they were a little more careful about fire safety at home.

Don’t Smoke in your Bedroom

If you are a smoker, don’t take this habit into your bedroom or if you can help it inside the home. Unattended ash trays have been known to potentially trigger massive accidents.

Understand Your Home

As careful homeowners, you should know your home fully. In case something goes wrong, you should have an action plan to get out. When you buy or rent a home, it’s important to make a fire escape plan and practice this plan at least once every couple of years. Verify how long it would take for you to reach the fire exit. Although it might seem silly at the time, putting your fire plan into practice can help you save someone’s life and stay safe.

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Buy a Class C Fire Extinguisher

Try and invest in a Class C fire extinguisher. In general, Class C fire extinguishers can cost around $40-$60. Having a fire extinguisher handy can make what would be a huge fire incident, into a small controllable situation.

Repair or Replace Frayed Cords

Never leave frayed electrical cords in your home. Be very careful and make sure cords are not placed below carpets. This is for the reason that high foot traffic can cause the cords to fray. Consequently, this can increase the risks of a fire accident. If there are frayed cords in your home, replace or repair them immediately.

Handle Kids Wisely

Fire safety becomes extremely critical if you have young kids. Children have a knack for getting their hands on dangerous items like matches or stoves. This is where adults need be most careful.

Decorate Your House Carefully

When you install space heaters, ensure if they are 3 feet away from apparels and bedding. Candles can be used to create a charming environment. However, they should be placed away from all forms of bedding and curtains.

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