Tips to Avoid a Home Fire

Tips to Avoid a Home Fire

Fri, Oct 23, 2020 12:13 AM

When you least expect it, home fires will occur. Residential fires throughout the country have risen 8 percent since 2000, according to the National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA). Take time to educate yourself and others about how a fire could start in order to help protect your home and family. Build these five tips into your routine.

Always have your dryer tested.

High-powered appliances are considered to be your washing machine and dryer and can overheat, particularly if the vents are not cleaned out regularly. After each use, make it a routine to clean out the dryer vent.

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Keep it clean:  the stove and oven

If they are left near the stove or oven, items such as food packets, food wrappers, boxes, or even towels can all catch fire quickly. Be sure to keep the area clear of any flammable materials or things that are likely to melt while you're cooking, or even when the stovetop is hot.

Tips to Avoid a Home Fire

Periodically check the smoke detectors

You may have a couple of smoke detectors in your house already, but do they work? Ensure that your smoke detectors work correctly by periodically checking the detectors and replacing the batteries when they are running low.

Tip: Every 6 months, NFPA suggests that you change the batteries. If you currently don't have any smoke detectors in your house, be sure to install one outside the door of each bedroom.

Inspect all your sources of heating

If you are using an electric outlet for a product, make sure that when not used, it is switched off or unplugged. This includes irons for curling and straightening and heaters for space. Running cables under rugs is risky, so be sure to keep all the cords away from rugs and furniture as well. Stop overusing them, or crowding them into one socket, if you use extension cords. This can cause electrical fires from overuse or electrical connections overloaded.

Make a Plan for Fire Escape

This is a vital plan you need to make for your house. Run fire escape exercises once a year to keep in everyone's mind the designated meeting point and escape plan new. While the intention is that the plan will never have to be executed, it is still best to be prepared for any situation.

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