Fire Protection for Your Home

Fire Protection for Your Home

Monday, September 24th, 2012

When you are looking to safeguard your home against any threat, including outside threats like burglary and adverse weather conditions, it is important to consider getting the best possible security products fitted to your property so that you and your family are protected. In the case of fire protection, this is especially important, as sadly there are so many deaths from fire and smoke related injuries that stemmed from a home fire. Luckily, there are a number of measures you can take as homeowners to dramatically lessen the risk of a fire breaking out, and if one does, you will be better equipped to deal with it and get your family out without any injury.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms should be priority number one when you move into a new home. It is quite easy to become blasé when you become comfortable in a home. The battery can run out on a smoke alarm and you may be slower to change it. The attitude of “it will never happen to me” can get you into trouble very fast, and it is always tragic when there is a death in a house fire and the resulting diagnosis is that the smoke alarm wasn’t fitted or replaced. It really is so important to stay on top of this. It could be the different between your family making it out safe and sound or not.

Fire Extinguishers and Blankets

It is always a good idea to have fire extinguishers and fire blankets at home. In the event of a smaller fire, they could come in handy very quickly if you were to cause a fire and be right there to deal with it. In the case of a larger fire occurring when you are asleep, it is always best to call the emergency services rather than attempting to tackle a fire yourself. But it is still a good idea to have these fire protection products nearby just in case. Blankets are very useful to put out kitchen fires that has resulted from cooking, or if somebody’s clothes have caught fire. The blanket will wrap around the fire and starve it of oxygen, putting it out quickly before any more damage can be made.

Installing Sprinklers

There are certain parts of the USA where having sprinklers installed at home is compulsory. This can only be a good thing, as it is very important to have as much protection against a fire as possible. Sprinklers are a very useful addition to the home, particularly for older or less mobile homeowners who may not be able to exit a home in a hurry if required. A sprinkler system goes a very long way to ensure people will get out of the home before the fire spreads.

Daley works with Advance Security to ensure that all homeowners can get all the information they need to ensure their homes are safe and secure to the highest standard.