One of the most devastating events that can happen in a home is a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, around 360,000-370,000 house fires have occurred yearly for the last five years. While this is a number that is nearly half the amount of yearly fires half a century ago, it is still a large number of fires that may have been preventable. Fire safety begins with precautionary measures in the home including the use of functioning smoking alarms and awareness of your surroundings. It is recommended to have a smoke alarm in every bedroom and one in each large living area. Smoke alarms with sealed 10 year batteries are the most current and reliable. Besides having alarms and extinguishers on hand it’s important to have any potential fire risks inspected and repaired.
What are fire risks in the home?
Unattended heat sources such as space heaters, floor heaters, and fireplaces can lead to house fires. Take care not to let blankets, towels, or clothing come in contact or drape over heaters will help prevent fires. Having your fireplace and chimney inspected on a yearly basis is also a great way to keep your home safe from flames. Another common area that is often overlooked is your clothes dryer. Keeping the lint trap cleaned is vital to helping prevent a fire from occurring. It is never safe to leave a clothes dryer running when you are not home. The left behind lint can ignite causing a fire. Other causes of fire include faulty electrical wiring, gas from stoves and furnaces, and leaving candles or other burning items like cigarettes aflame.
How can Chimney Master help?
Chimney Master Dallas not only checks and repairs chimneys and fireplaces we also attend to dryer vents. Keeping up on cleanings and inspections for all of these areas can keep your home and family safe from the dangers of fire. To schedule an inspection and cleaning call Chimney Master Dallas.