Tips for Preventing Home Fires

Fire prevention is important for anyone who owns a home, runs an office building, owns a factory, or operates a restaurant. In each instance, the primary goal is to prevent fires from occurring in the first place.

Fires, however, are not always preventable. For instance, the very nature of restaurants makes it more likely a small fire could occur. This requires restaurant owners to secure the services of a  fire suppression company New York.

Unlike a restaurant, however, taking preventative measures can greatly reduce the possibility of a fire breaking out. Consider three steps that will help in doing so.

  1. Be Careful With Heaters

Many homes utilize mobile heaters for small spaces. Keeping these units at least three feet away from walls or anything else that could ignite is a good standard practice. These heaters should not be kept on while you are sleeping.

  1. Cook Carefully

Just like restaurants, kitchens are the most likely place a fire could start. Whether you are grilling, frying, baking or broiling, staying attentive to what you are doing is essential. It’s a good idea not to leave the kitchen when you are cooking, even for a short period of time. Having a fire extinguisher close by, as well as knowing what to do or not do to extinguish a fire, is important, as well.

  1. Don’t Smoke Inside

Of course, there are many other health-related reasons why it is not a good idea to smoke inside.  However, the chances of a fire breaking out are greatly higher than if smoking in the home is prohibited. Even if smoking is allowed outdoors, it should be done in an area away from the house and sturdy ashtrays should be available.

Although it’s also important to have a fire escape plan in place, taking these and other steps will minimize the likelihood that you have to use it.