Keeping a fire extinguisher at home can save lives and prevent a small fire from spreading into a large one. There are different sizes and different types of fire extinguisher, so it’s important to know exactly what kind you need and how many of what size in order to best protect your home.
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Many people are aware of the basics of home fire safety, like not keeping burning candles unattended, and having a fire extinguisher on hand, and yet there are over a million residential house fires every year. Here is a list of some of the most common causes of house fires and some things you can do to prevent them from happening.
Clothing DryersBe sure to closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you’re installing your own vent and use only the recommended duct material. If you are unsure about how to properly install any part of the dryer, consult professional help. If your dryer is installed and getting regular use, clean out the lint filter [..]Read More
Grease fires occur while cooking when grease or fat spill out of a pan and hit the heat source or simply get too hot in the pot or pan.
The Unique Danger of Grease FiresGrease fires are especially dangerous because they can not be put out using water or fanning with air. These methods will only strengthen the fire. Instead, follow the instructions below to put out a grease fire and save your home and health.
Step One: Assess the State of the FireThe first thing that you should do after seeing a grease fire is to assess how large and dangerous it is. If it is small and seems to be able to be contained, continue with the following steps. If it seems out-o[..]Read More
There is a saying that states that better to get a burglar visit your home rather than catch your house on fire. Once there’s fire, something will get burn. It’s a traumatizing experience in general whether it’s your business or your home or just even witnessing a fire on some property from afar, it’s hurting to see and it’s not a good view. As soon as the fire is out, surely, there’s a lot of things to be done and fix and you wish you could do the fixing all at the same time. If it’s your property, you have no other choice but to keep in order and clean [..]Read More
Thanksgiving is the time to gather friends and family around the table, show appreciation, and of course cook and eat some amazing food. Every year, many people break out old family favorites and try their hand at new recipes. While all of this cooking can be fun, it comes with a fair amount of risk. To stay safe while cooking the holiday meal this year, remember the following tips.