Home is the place where you feel safest
We love sitting beside a bonfire at the beach, cooking our hot-dogs and marshmallows, enjoying it together with our love ones. But it’s another story when the fire comes from inside the house. Fire is a force of nature that is so ferocious and destructive, it can burn almost everything that crosses its path leaving only ashes and despair. We don’t want that to happen in our house, “do we?” You can defend your home and each member of the family by installing smoke detectors in every room, this will help detect a possible fire threat and put it out before it get worse.
Statically speaking, 4200 Americans dies and approximately 21,000 are injured every year because of house fires. One of the leading type of house fires is caused by faulty electrical wires, by not following some simple rules of electrical safety, you will likely have an electrical fire in your home. These bad habits are extremely dangerous. To prevent it from happening, always buy the right size of fuse for your electrical panel board or your circuit breaker, this safety device is designed to limit electrical load to a safe level. Water and electricity are a bad pair, always install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupting (GFCI) type of outdoor switches and receptacles, in the bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere else near water.
Your heating equipment can also be hazardous when left unattended like gas stoves, gas ovens, and gas dryers. Never left these equipments running without being operated or being watched, one simple malfunction can lead to a disaster. Gas operated equipments should also be checked regularly if there are some leakage, you can do this by preparing a small amount of liquid soap diluted with water and put in a sprayer bottle, then spray the soap mixture to every pipe ends and bent corners of your hose or pipes, you need to observe if there are bubbles forming, if it does, then it means that you have some leakage in your gas pipe or hose. Immediately contact professionals to fix it as soon as possible.
Scented candles on the other hand is popularly used because of their good scent, and some people enjoy the mood they create. If it can’t be helped and you need to use candles for illuminating your home, especially when the power in your area is shut off, make sure to place it on top of a ceramic base and surrounded with water, just in case if you fell asleep, you don’t have to worry about putting it out.
Arson is a crime of maliciously and intentionally, or recklessly starting a fire or causing an explosion leading to damage of properties. In the United States, most fire-setters are either children or youngster younger than 18.
With all these factors, do you think it is the proper time to invest for smoke detectors? They might cost you a fortune, but it will give you the chance to save your property and everyone’s life under your roof.
Source: Engineering Portal