Around the world today, one big problem that needs to be looked at is fireproofing. This is something that needs to be looked at and needs to be done, but too many people take it too lightly. Also, a lot of people do not take the time to really fireproof their homes or apartments. To many people that live in a home or an apartment, think that just because they have fire walls built into their homes that they are safe from fires. However, what are you going to do if the fire is started within your our home? The only thing that fire walls are going to do is to keep the fire in your apartment or home. Fire walls are only really helpful if the fire is trying to come into your home from the outside. That is why a lot of apartments have fire walls in between the apartment rooms, to make sure that if one goes down, they do not all go down. However, as said before, what good is that going to do you if the fire gets started from within?
Well, that is why it’s very important, in this day and age, to fireproof your drapes and curtains. It is stated that almost 50% of all household fires are started, because of curtains or drapes catching on fire. This is because they are usually made out of fabric that is very easy to catch on fire. Also, most drapes and curtains tend to hang down, usually over outlets and too close to tables and lamps. If the drapes are over an outlet and a spark hits a curtain, then it’s going to go up in flames. So what’s the problem if they are over lamps or tables? Well, if the drapes are over a table, this is the main spot where people like to put candles, and it’s very easy for a drape to fall into a candle by mistake. Also, keep in mind that the fire does not have to touch the drape to catch it on fire. If it’s just close enough, then the heat from the candle can catch it on fire. Also, lamps tend to get very hot, if a drape is to land on top of a lamp, or sit too close to one, then you are just asking for trouble.
This is why it’s very important to fireproof your drapes and curtains. This is something that does not cost a lot of money, and in the end, it could save you tons. The fact of the matter is, they make very inexpensive fire retardant out there for drapes and curtains. All you do is spray your drapes and curtains with these chemicals (usually outside to let it dry out), and then you are done. You can hang your curtains back up and not have to worry about them catching on fire. However, you should still keep them away from open flames. After all, fireproofing something does not mean that it can not catch on fire. It’s just less likely to catch on fire