PREVENT IN – HOME FIRES WITH THESE EASY STEPS
Losing your home to a fire is a scary thought, but there’s plenty you can do to prevent fires from starting. And while accidents happen, you can learn how to prevent a fire from starting and spreading through your home. Aside from smoke detectors that are still the primary way to prevent the damages fires can cause, here are some ways to strengthen your prevention efforts:
- Make sure that your house is clutter – free
Clutter in hallways and stairwells can become a fire hazard. Blankets, loose clothing and other cloth items are especially flammable in the event of a house fire. When clothes are left near a water heater, they can also start a fire.
Overloaded extension cords are another common cause of fires. Unplugging less commonly used appliances and clearing unused electrical appliances can help reduce this risk. Leaving space between furniture and wall outlets is a great way to promote proper airflow and reduce overheating.
- Create a defensible space in your yard
Wildfire defensible space landscaping is a critical aspect of preparing your yard for wildfire. Essentially, this mean creating an area around your home that is free from highly combustible vegetation and materials. This doesn’t mean you have to destroy your home’s beautiful landscape. It just means you need to practice mindful landscaping and hardscaping to prepare your yard for wildfires.
- Keep it clean and keep it safe
To bolster decluttering your home and yard, cleaning will help reduce fire hazards. Taking the time for a deep clean on your stove and inspected can prevent a fire. Even a simple as dusting your surfaces can be a form of fire prevention. Note and address the dust gathering near appliances and outlets.
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