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Fire brings tears, prevention brings cheers

Our homes are prone to fire outbreaks and may cause losses. Fire hazards may because due to several issues. These may include faulty power lines that end up sparking, unclosed gas pipe outlets as well as unattended fire in the kitchen. These are just but the major causes. It would be quite wise if you decide to insure your house against fire as this will save you the financial loss as you will get indemnified after the peril. 

However, prevention is better than cure. You can prevent a fire outbreak in your house. How do you do this? Here are some of the ways:
l Fire education at home: the first and easiest way to go about it is by knowledge. It’s the best tool for preventing fires at home. This is because once you know the causes of fire you will be able to prevent it from happening and if not you will be ready to reduce the spread. You can always have a person who will guide you to it or even just self educate on ways of prevention. Apart from that being cautious is the best guide. This hence means each member of the family in the house should be taught how to use appliances in order not to lead to a spark which will lead to a fire outbreak.


l Safety is key: you need to have safety ensured in all use of house appliances. This includes checking on gas-pipes in the house, electrical circuits, do not overload sockets, fasten the cooker nobs after cooking as well as storage of flammable items well. You need to ensure that your house safety is at the top level so that you will not have to deal with an outbreak. Each member of the family needs to care about the safety of the other and if any alarm is raised it should be considered and resolved quickly.


l Fire prevention mechanisms and equipment: you need to gear your house ready for fire prevention. This can be by installation of smoke detectors as well as fitting your house with extinguishers. The smoke detectors will trigger an alarm as soon as its tripped by smoke and hence you may reduce the chances of the fire spreading by use of the extinguishers. You need however to have the right type of extinguisher to do the job as all are not made for the same fire. Some are used for dealing with fire caused by flammable liquids whereas others are used for fire caused by electricity. You need to have such knowledge before you put yourself in danger. Lastly, you need to ensure that you remove fire material from home so that it may not ignite again.


l Regular fire inspections: you can also go the extra mile and have your house inspected for a fire check. This entails all heating systems, electrical circuits as well as the gas pipes in your house. This will help you get to know if you are at risk of an outbreak and take the right precaution measures before the hazard. Cancel

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