If you do not already have a fire safety checklist for your house, continue reading to review a recommended list to use as a reference guide for creating one of your own.
Fire Prevention Tips
Fires can be deadly, and not just the fire but the smoke too. Serious injuries and fatalities caused by house fires can be prevented with proper care and attention. That is why a fire protection checklist is so important. The most important responsibility of a fire safety checklist is staying on top of all the recommended preventive maintenance requirements. It is strongly suggested to go through your house fire prevention list at least one to two times a year. In some cases, it is necessary to hire professional to assess the quality of your fire protection plan and make suggestions based on your home’s individual needs. In the meantime, here are some recommended tips and advice for protecting your home for the house fire:
🔥 Install quality smoke detector alarms on every level of the home.
🔥 Replace any smoke detectors that are older than 8 years old.
🔥 Test smoke detector batteries every few months and promptly replace when needed.
🔥 Be sure smoke detectors are kept clean, and cleared of dust and cobwebs.
🔥 Keep a residential fire extinguisher on every level of the home and be sure they are easy to reach.
🔥 Check your windows and doors for air leaks, and have them sealed to prevent fire-spreading drafts.
🔥 Develop and practice a fire escape plan with the entire family, and review this plan once per year.
Home Remodel Fire Safety Advice:
🏡 For new home construction, consider having firebreaks installed in the framing.
🏡 Consider installing windows in basement bedrooms.
🏡 Consider installing a fire sprinkler system in your home.
🏡 Consider installing escape ladders on the upper levels of your home.
Fire Accidents and Injuries
If you or someone you love was recently involved in a fire accident and suffered serious smoke inhalation and burn injuries as a result, it is important to retain professional legal counsel to help negotiate with third parties and insurance companies. They have the knowledge, skill, and resources to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve after being wrongfully injured in a fire.