This recent article posted on the National Association of Realtors Home Buying website outlines the three most common causes of fires in the home.
Smokey Bear famously said, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” But what about fires closer to home? What steps can you take to reduce risks to yourself, your loved ones, and your property?
Fire prevention starts with awareness. Here are three home fire hazards that may be lurking in your home, along with safety tips to prevent them.
Your kitchen has all the ingredients for preparing your favorite foods. It also contains all the ingredients for forming and feeding a house fire.
The U.S. Fire Administration says cooking is the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries. Keep your family safe by observing a few kitchen fire safety guidelines.
Surprisingly, households using electric ranges have a higher risk of cooking fires than those using gas ranges.
Candles may provide soft lighting, romantic ambiance, and pleasant scents. They’re also a potential fire risk.
To reduce danger, follow these safety guidelines:
The youngest and furriest members of your family also pose a fire risk. The National Fire Protection Association says that roughly 7,100 home fires a year are caused by children playing with fire. Start teaching children fire safety at an early age.
Pets can also unintentionally trigger deadly blazes.
Children and pets are often curious. Keep them away from stoves and countertops where they may accidentally ignite, knock over, or bump into cooking equipment. Additionally:
In addition to the suggestions above, consider implementing these general fire safety tips: