No one wants to go through the terrifying experience of having a fire occur in the home. It’s for that exact reason you should know some helpful fire prevention tips. Some of these different tips could prevent fires from even taking place.
Check the Batteries in Your Smoke Alarms
You may assume everything is fine if you’ve got several smoke alarms installed, but you’ll need to test them at least once a month to make sure the batteries are still working. If the batteries aren’t working, they’re not going to be useful to you because they won’t work during a fire to let you know that the presence of smoke is in the air.
Don’t Leave the Stove Unattended
If your cooking something on the stove-top, try to remain in the kitchen instead of leaving the room to do other things. If you get too preoccupied with some of the other things you’re doing, a fire could potentially start spreading in the kitchen. You should always keep an eye on what you’re preparing to avoid a potential fire.
If you’re a smoker who uses ashtrays or if someone in your home uses an ashtray, make sure to empty the ashtrays out before the end of the night. Many fires are caused by ashtrays because a person may think they’ve put their cigarette out only to later realize it was still ignited and caused a quick fire to spread throughout the home. You want to make sure you’re putting your cigarettes out completely and are dumping the ashes out in water.
These simple, useful tips could help you protect your family and your home from a fire. Always make sure your smoke alarms are working, don’t leave the stove alone when you’re preparing food, and empty out any ashtrays you’ve been using.