How to Keep Your Home Safe from Fire

September 6, 2021 4:43 pm

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Fire is one of the most powerful and dangerous of the elements, and it is extremely important to take the necessary precautions in order to prevent endangering your life, property or others’ lives. There are many potential fire hazards in the home which we must be aware of and do the best we can to prevent them. The best way of doing this is by getting a Fire Risk Assessment Bristol done. I highly recommend contacting Keloscape to do the assessment. Read on to find out how to keep your home safe from fire.

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  1. The first thing to do is to check that your smoke alarm is working. If it isn’t, it is vital that you get a new one installed as soon as you can. They can do this for you during the fire risk assessment.
  2. If you are a smoker, you should check that your cigarettes have gone out fully before you throw them away. You must take care where you leave them. According to fire emergency statistics, every six days, someone dies from a fire caused by a cigarette.
  3. The next precaution you can take is to turn off electric heaters and not cover them. On average, two fires a day are started by heaters. If an electric heater is left on for too long unattended, they can overheat, burn and catch on fire.

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  1. Lastly, you should frequently check that your electrical appliances are not faulty as these can cause approximately 6,000 fires per year. Faulty appliances include overloaded sockets or broken appliances and wiring.