Fire safety tips for your home

Written by Posted On Friday, 15 February 2019 22:23

Small carelessness with fire can have very negative consequences and is one of the most common accidents in the home. Security at home is a crucial issue; we wanted to collect some of our best tips so you can enjoy your home in a more secure way.

Tips to prevent fires in your home

Keep in mind all these tips to prevent fires in your house and you can get more information about fire safety from here.

---> One of the most common domestic accidents is the burning of the pan in the kitchen. The best advice is to be calm and use a cover that will extinguish the fire for lack of oxygen. Do not leave fabrics near the kitchen stoves.

---> Be aware of air currents or liquids when boiling, if you turn off the kitchen fire will continue to leave gas. Any spark can cause a fire.

---> If you suspect or smell gas, do not turn on the light, this will prevent a spark from starting a fire. Open the windows immediately to ventilate the room. A trick to detect a gas leak in conductions; use soapy water.

---> To avoid accidents, keep children safe, matches and lighters and flammable products.

---> In general, gasoline and flammable liquids, away from sources of heat.

---> Another of the most common accidents is to leave the iron on when the phone rings, knock on the door or we have to take care of someone. Remember to always unplug the iron; you never know how long you will have to neglect it.

---> The electrical and gas installations (kitchen, stoves, heaters, etc.) must be checked and in good condition. Having current circuit breakers is the best prevention, in front of a short circuit the key will jump and cut the current. Do not leave combustible elements (clothes, paper ...) or cover heat sources such as fridges, electric radiators, gas stoves, or appliances.

---> If you are going to be away from home for a long time, check that the kitchen keys are locked, including the gas meter. When lying down, check that all the keys are in the correct position.

---> If you have a fireplace, do not use gasoline or other flammable liquids to ignite it and install protective screens. Do not leave it on if you have to leave.

---> Do not use combustible gases in small rooms and without proper ventilation.

---> Do not connect several appliances to the same outlet, or if you do, never exceed the maximum power allowed by the mechanism. The connections in the same plug cause overloads in the electrical installation and short circuits.

---> Do not smoke while handling flammable liquids or in bed as you could fall asleep with the cigarette lit.

---> Check that all cigarettes are properly turned off before emptying the ashtray.

---> Keep the burners of the stoves clean of waste, every year before lighting call the technician to verify its proper functioning and condition.

---> In the event of an electrical fire, do not try to extinguish the fire with water; do not handle electrical appliances with the floor wet or barefoot.

Increase security in the home

In addition to following these simple guidelines, you can improve security at home by installing protection systems such as:

---> Alarm connected to the Alarm Receiving Center: If any problem happens, a team of professionals will attend the signal in less than 30 seconds and act as appropriate.

---> Hybrid security cameras: They have a closed circuit television, which makes them immune to inhibition and sabotage. In turn, they are connected to the Internet so you can have control over them whenever you want.

---> Control of access in the doors: They allow giving access to the people you want to a house and have a record of who enters and leaves and when they do it.

---> Perimeter security systems: To protect the surroundings of your home and intercept any intrusion before the thief accesses the home.

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