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How to Prevent House Fires and Keep Your Family Safe

2019-08-19T12:00:00

You love scented candles. Fresh linen for the bathroom, rose guava for the bedroom, and green apple for the kitchen.

But they come at a cost.

On any given day, 23 home candle fires are reported. What’s even scarier about this statistic is the fact that most of these fires start in the bedroom, where 30% of home fire deaths happen.

Just like ol’ Smokey the Bear used to warn us, fire safety is no joke. That’s why in the next few minutes we’re going to cover how to prevent house fires so you can keep enjoying things you love, like that new Yankee candle you’re coworker just gifted you.

How to Prevent House Fires in 3 Simple to Follow Steps

What are three things you can do to prevent a fire from occurring in your home? Follow these steps to keep your family safe.

1. Test Your Smoke Alarms

Start by making sure there is at least one smoke alarm on every level of your house. Home fire hazards become even more dangerous with an alarm system.

Whether your smoke detector plugs into the wall or takes batteries, both models come with a backup power reserve in case of outages.

Test your alarms at least once a month to stay ahead of dead batteries. Most alarms have a blinking light to show they’re getting power, but it’s easy to forget to look and check.

This is where the tester button becomes your best friend. All units, regardless of their power source, have a test button on the front to make sure your alarm is actually monitoring the air.

2. Never Leave the Stovetop/Oven on When You’re Not in the Kitchen

Between 2014 - 2016 kitchen fires caused close to 200 deaths. It’s no surprise the majority of these deaths happened during dinner time.

So what’s the easiest way to remedy such a common threat to household safety?

Fire extinguishers!

Only 8% of houses that experienced a kitchen fire between 2014 - 2016 had a fire extinguisher close by.

3. Maintain Electrical Cords.

Exposed wiring is another huge fire hazard that can be avoided with a few simple fixes.

If it’s an expensive appliance, take it to get professionally rewired. Cheap stuff. Like toasters, should be replaced at the first sign of damaged cords.

Keep This How to Prevent House Fires Guide on the Fridge

House fires are scary, but in most cases they’re preventable. But if you’re still wondering how to prevent fires, we have one more hot tip…

A good way to make sure all your home’s exit points are cleared in case of a house fire is to get rid of any clutter.

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Let me guess, you’ve been putting off renting a dumpster because you don’t want to wait weeks then have to figure out how to get a 20-foot dumpster to the dump and back?

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So keep your home safe and clean and call Bin There Dump That today!