We know of several instances wherein fire could have been avoided. Fire usually results from carelessness and irresponsibility. This means that you can do several things to prevent it. You do not have to deal with it if you apply the necessary safety precautions.
Fireproof your home. Identify the different fire hazards at home and deal with them accordingly. Here are the first few steps to fireproof your home:
1. Install fire safety devices in all areas of the house. An alarm system will notify you immediately if there is an ongoing fire in one room of the house. See to it that these devices are working all the time.
You will also need fire extinguishers. You need this for fire protection purposes. You do not want to hear the alarm and do nothing about it. Since the alarm notifies you right away, you will be able to get to it before it spreads. This will give you the chance to prevent the fire from spreading.
2. Do not leave candles and heaters unattended. Lighted candles can fall unto your rag and start a fire. It can also get to your drapes or pillows. If you are using candles as home accessories, see to it that you blow them off when no one is in the room.
Heaters can cause fire as well. When tipped off, its flammable liquid can spread and start a fire immediately. To prevent this, check the safety feature of the heater before purchasing it. It has to be sturdy so that it will not easily tip off. It should have an auto shut off feature as well in case it falls. Most importantly, you have to position it in a secure area to prevent fire from taking place.
3. Check your power adapters for overloading. We often neglect to check how many devices are already on the adapter. This often leads to overloading. Before adding a new device on it, unplug an appliance, which is no longer in use.
4. Monitor your electrical appliances regularly. We seldom monitor our appliances at home. It is best to schedule a time to check them regularly. Check their cords for damages. Are there any broken internal parts? Monitor electrical wires for damages as well. In addition, do not let wires run under the rugs or carpets too.
5. Do not allow newspaper or magazines to pile up. Dispose them right away. As they pile up, these pieces of paper can ignite very easily and start a fire. To prevent it, remove it from your storage area.
Fire protection is very important because although you try your best to prevent fire, something wrong can still happen. In order to prevent fire, you have to be responsible. You have to attend to your electrical appliances. Your power adapter should not be overloaded. Most importantly, you have to see to it that your fire safety devices are working at all times. Regular monitoring of the alarms and proper maintenance of your fire extinguisher will save you and your property.