Congratulations if your new home is one of the million or so being built in the United States this year! You’ll be able to personalize it to your ideal home’s specifications. The best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved ones should be at the top of your priority list: home fire sprinklers. Let us also mention that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has launched a campaign to remind all US homeowners and citizens of the importance of fire safety awareness in our homes and workplaces.
Older homeowners are driving the rising trend in home renovations, even as fire casualty rates rise. Home improvement and repair projects can be costly, but fire safety should never be overlooked, and awareness of fire safety in the home and workplace should become second nature to keep you and your loved ones safe in the event of a fire. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions to help you improve your home’s fire safety.
To improve your fire safety, consider the following suggestions:
- Examine your smoke and fire detectors: The difference between life and death can be determined by early warning and fire detection systems. It is critical to install fire and smoke detection devices on all levels of your home. Are there smoke and fire alarms in each of your bedrooms, living room, and kitchen? What about the basement and attic? If needed, smoke and fire detectors should be installed throughout the house. Ascertain that all installations are compliant with fire codes and standards. Make sure to test them regularly because they could save your life.
- Keep an eye on your electronics: As electronic innovation continues to make our lives more convenient and comfortable, the popularity of home appliances continues to rise. However, because machines play such a significant role in every household, electronics and electrical systems can be deadly if not properly maintained. Before you buy your dream home, have the wiring system checked to help reduce the risk of an electrical fire in your home. Have an electrician or a professional home inspector inspect prime installations so that safety precautions can be taken.
- Declutter: Good housekeeping entails not only keeping your living space clean and orderly but also removing flammable or combustible materials that could cause a fire. In the event of a fire, waste materials such as cardboard, paper, wood scraps, &aerosol cans, or other chemical storage containers can simply become sources of fuel, allowing the fire to spread quickly. Check that fire extinguishers and fire blankets are available and in good working order. If the fire emergency exit doors are locked, make sure that everyone in your family knows where the keys are kept and that there is clear access to them.
- Make sure the fireplace and chimney are in good working order: While basking in the warmth of your fireplace is comforting, the last thing you want to do is turn that winter fire into an explosion of dense smoke. If you don’t think about your fireplace and chimney before lighting the first fire, your pleasure may be fleeting. Fireplaces and chimneys that are dirty or damaged can start fires, destroy homes, and injure or kill people. It is critical to conduct a visual inspection of the fireplace and chimney.
Your family’s safety in the event of a fire is in your hands! As a result, contact RSH Engineering today to hire the best home inspector to inspect your home and ensure that you are living in a safe environment.