Fire-Proofing Your Home: 6 Vital Tips to Prevent House Fires

by Maria Konou

You may not always realize that there are potential dangers lurking in your home. Many times, a small mistake can cause serious damage to your home, furniture and other important belongings. The worst part is that some mistakes even put lives at risk. For this reason, it is important to protect yourself and your family by using prevention as your primary weapon to avoid household accidents. And, fire safety is one of the most critical aspects we have to cover. That is why, today, we will explore the most vital tips to prevent house fires, so you can fire-proof your home!

Let’s explore the most vital tips to help you prevent house fires

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Fire-Proofing Your Home: 6 Vital Tips to Prevent House Fires

#Don’t leave appliances plugged in

Usually, people leave multiple devices connected to the electric current in their homes. However, this is a serious danger as any overload can cause a short circuit that can in return cause a fire. In the event of a short circuit, if we are near the device, we have the ability to act before the situation gets worse. However, if we are away from the device or have left home, the situation can quickly get out of control. For this reason, it is important to never leave anything plugged in when you leave the home! Computers, mobile phones and some household appliances can cause the electrical system to become saturated and cause a fire. So, be careful, and do not put yourself at risk!

Leaving your appliances plugged in is a fire hazard, waiting to happen

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#Use smoke detectors

Smoke detector systems are really useful for preventing horrible accidents. They are smart devices that detect smoke and make a sound that warns you of a possible danger. At the same time, this detector emits a signal to other devices that immediately spray water to help extinguish the flames quickly. So, make sure to install smoke detectors in every room, especially in the rooms where you sleep in. Make sure that the devices have batteries every now and then.

Smoke detectors are your first warning sign and protection against a fire 

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#Always have a fire extinguisher ready

A fire extinguisher can be a lifesaver in a critical situation. Make sure to have a working fire extinguisher in high-risk rooms like the kitchen and the garage. In addition, make sure you know how to properly use a fire extinguisher in case of an emergency and always check that they are not expired.

A fire extinguisher can be a lifesaver in a critical situation

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#Turn off the power strips

Power strips help us connect multiple devices for our comfort and convenience. However, that also means an overload of electricity, which can generate a short circuit. In recent years, there have been a large number of fires caused by power strips. So, do not forget to disconnect them whenever you are not using them, or you are not home. Also, do not use all of the plugs simultaneously.

Power strips can overheat easily if not managed well

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#Protect the heaters well

Houses with fireplaces, wood stoves, space heaters, or outdated heating systems should take extra precautions. For example, tables with tablecloths can catch fire if they are near the heat source. Then the fire will then spread quickly through the room. That is why you need to keep flammable materials away from heaters. If they are working, do not leave them unattended because that is exactly when mistakes can happen.

Heat sources require special maintenance and extra attention

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#Practice candle safety

If you love lighting candles, this tip is for you! Candles can be a harmless accessory to any room, creating ambience and coziness. However, they can also be a fire hazard if left unattended or in a close proximity to flammable materials and objects. Make sure to never fall asleep with lit candles, or switch to a safer version like LED candles.

Keep candles away from flammable materials and objects

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These were our best tips to help you prevent indoor house fires!

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.