Residential fires were responsible for 27% of fires and 75% of civilian deaths back in 2020. The leading causes of house fires are stoves, domestic heating, smoking, and electrical fires. Knowing this, ensuring your home is fireproof is crucial.
Although there’s not much you can do to prevent wildfires and other accidents, you can try to make your house fire resistant externally and internally.
Here are some methods you should try to fireproof your home.
Use Electrical Surge Protectors
Buying surge protectors will ensure none of your items spark and catch on fire. Refrigerators, computers, televisions, and gaming consoles use a lot of electricity, so be aware if they’re overheating and use inverters where applicable.
Proper Storage and Disposal of Flammable Items
Matches, lighters, oils, perfumes, and other flammable items should be kept away from heat and sunlight. Follow the instructions at the back of their packaging if you’re unsure.
Ensure young children and pets can’t reach these items and let all adults know the locations. Dispose of flammable liquids in appropriate containers, don’t pour them down the drain. Follow the instructions of your neighborhood’s waste collection company to dispose of such objects properly.
Implement Safety Features
Sixty-five percent of casualties from home fires occur because the smoke detectors were either faulty or not present.
Install smart fire alarms instead of traditional smoke detectors that beep you after the fire has started. Smart fire alarms will send an alert to your phone, so if you’re outside, you can call the other residents of your house or your neighbors to look into the matter.
Keep a fire extinguisher at home to contain accidents before they get out of hand.
Use Fire Resistant Building Materials
If a fire alarm malfunctions or no one’s home when a fire breaks out, the best preventative measure is to use fire retardants so your house won’t start burning even if a fire ignites.
Concrete, stucco, and bricks for exterior walls are excellent non-combustible materials. You can use steel doorframes and window frames instead of softwood.
Subflooring, flooring, and interior wall panels can be made from fire-resistant materials, and you can install these when refurbishing or redecorating your home.
This safety feature will save the lives of your loved ones and prevent high property damage.
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