Reducing the Chances of Fire Damage in the Bedroom
Bedrooms are a very common place for a fire to start. Specifically, electrical fires are an all too common occurrence within people’s bedrooms. The thought of a fire destroying your home is devastating, so make sure you do all that you can to prevent a fire from starting in the first place. All across the home there are many things that you can do to prevent a house fire, here are some tips that focus specifically on fire prevention in the bedroom.
When the cold weather comes in the winter many people use space heaters in order to keep their homes warm. When using a space heater there are some precautions to take in order to make sure a fire doesn’t occur. When first putting out your space heater make sure that it is securely placed on the floor and is at least three feet away from all other objects. If you are in the process of purchasing a space heater it is a good idea to look for one that automatically turns off if it is tipped over. When using a space heater it is also important to make sure that it is not in a place where many people walk and that nothing is placed by it such as clothes or beddings. These may sound like simple things to remember but it only takes one time of forgetting to start a fire.
When using electronics most people find the chords annoying and in result try to hide them along the wall or even under the carpet. Although this may make your room look better it comes at a dangerous price. When trapping chords in confined places the chords can generate heat, creating the potential for a fire. Make sure to keep chords in a cool environment and feel them on occasion to make sure that they are not getting hot. In addition to making sure that chords and electronics do not get too hot, it is also important to check chords starting at the base of the electronic all the way to the plug to make sure there are no damages. Chords that have been damaged can create sparks, therefore leading to a dangerous fire. Be sure to take the time to pay attention to electronics and chords in your room to prevent fire damage.
Last but certainly not least, it is important to make sure that you have properly installed, and up to date fire alarms in your bedroom. This may seem like common sense but many people across the United States do not take the time to make sure that their smoke alarms are working. Often times when the battery is low people do not take the time to replace the old batteries and then forget about the fire alarms. Don’t let yourself fall to this potential fire hazard and make sure to replace smoke alarm batteries as soon as possible.
Within peoples bedrooms there are many potential fire hazards. However, you should not stress out in fear of a fire, instead, make sure to take action now towards fire damage prevention in your home.