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Top 5 Simple Ways to Prevent Home Fires

45 ТOР Simple Ways To Prevent Home Fires Fire Threat 1: Cooking Fire safety starts in the kitchen. Cooking- particularly stove-top cooking-represents the leading cause of home fires. Solution: Stand by your pan! Because cooking causes so many home fires, it's essential to give anything that's on top of your stove has your undivided attention. Fire Threat 2: Heating The second-most-common cause of home fires is heating-although in the winter months, it becomes the leading concern. Solution: Give heaters space! People using space heaters should ensure that they are far enough away from other objects to avoid danger. Fire Threat 3: Smoking In addition to its health dangers, smoking is the third-most-common cause of home fires-and the top cause of home fire deaths. Solution: Take it outside If you have a smoker in the house, the best way to prevent cigarette-related home fires is to institute a policy of no smoking indoors. Fire Threat 4: Electrical Faulty or deteriorating electrical cords are another top cause of home fires. Cords that become frayed or cracked can send sparks to flammable surfaces and start a fire. Solution: Cord checkup! Check all of your electrical cords to ensure that they are in good shape, and replace any that are worn out. Fire Threat 5: Candles Since they have open flames and are fixtures in many households, candles are also among the most common sources of home fires. Solution: Think about batteries Instead of using traditional, open-flame candles, consider switching to battery-operated candles that look and perform like real ones. Attention: In addition to the steps listed above, all households should have at least one smoke alarm on each floor and preferably in every bedroom. New smoke alarms should be installed every 10 years-and if you don't know how old your smoke alarm is, you should get a new one. Source www.money.usnews.com /money/personal-finance/real-estate/articles/2008/09/25 /top-5-simple-ways-to-prevent-home-fires YIndigo Created By www.indigoelectrical.co.uk electrical

Top 5 Simple Ways to Prevent Home Fires

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Here we look at some simple ways to prevent fires in the home.

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