Prevent Home Fires by Knowing the Hazards
Most of us know the basics about preventing house fires: never leave a candle unattended, always watch the stove when cooking, and never overlock sockets. While cooking, candles, and smoking are the biggest causes of house fires, there are a few hazards around the home that many of us don’t think about.
Most homeowners know that they need to empty their dryer’s lint trays after every load, but when was the last time you had the exhaust hose cleaned out? A huge number of fires begin in dryers, so to reduce the risk, take off the hose to vacuum it out regularly. Plastic dryer vent hoses can be flammable and should be replaced with aluminum flexible hoses, too.
Smoke Alarm Mistakes
While many homeowners believe that their smoke alarm is in good working order, the opposite can be true for many. The overwhelming majority of fire deaths occur because there were no smoke alarms or because they weren’t working. Be sure that you test your alarm regularly and replace the batteries as needed.
Believe it or not, but sunshine that hits a glass container can cause paper to burn, the same way a magnifying glass can be used. To prevent fires, ensure that all of your fish bowls, vases, and containers are out of the way of sunlight.
Knowing common and uncommon fire hazards and how to reduce their chances of hurting your home will make for a safe home. Make sure that you have a homeowners insurance that works hard for you! To get excellent coverage for your Connecticut home, contact C.V. Mason Insurance Agency in Bristol today.