When we finally signed a lease for an apartment or better even, once we closed a deal on a new house, people will naturally have all sorts of stuff on their minds. Most people will spend the next months shopping for new furniture, they will excitedly plan the layouts for their rooms, down to what colour carpet or decoration would go best with the new home.
Realising this is the more astonishing since adequate fire safety for a home is actually pretty simple to achieve.
The first thing that you should do as a new home owner or renter is that you inspect your home. Are smoke alarms and fire alarms installed in your house or apartment complex? If there are, are the devices working properly?
You should also make sure that there are easily accessible fire exits and check whether there are fire extinguishers in those areas that are naturally at a higher risk of fire, such as in your kitchen.
Today you can find smoke alarms sold in many places. They are affordable, easy to set up and easy to maintain. Installing a smoke alarm on each floor of your home shouldn’t pose a bigger problem then hanging up a picture.
If you have special requirements in terms of fire safety you should consult with a specialist who can give you advise on the best fire safety and prevention systems. For instance, if you have a large home, wireless smoke alarms would be recommended. These have the advantage that all alarms would sound in case of a fire, no matter where in your home the blaze originates.
If you spend some time on making sure that home is adequately equipped detect and prevent fires, it can tremendously add to your family’s safety.
firstname.lastname@example.org March 30th, 2016