RB Building and Landscaping
Alison Business Centre
40 Alison Crescent
Sheffield
S2 1AS

On Site :
07596 493021
Landline :
01143 450299

Jan 9, 2013

How to reduce the fire risk in your home

How to reduce the fire risk in your home.

A good purchase would be a fire blanket and fire extinguisher; fire extinguishers can be bought in small sizes so you don’t have to have a large one cluttering up your home. It’s always a good idea to keep them near to the kitchen as this is the most common place for fires to start.

Smoke detectors are an excellent early warning indicator; try to place them in hallways and landings on each floor of your home. We would also suggest getting a sensor in the kitchen that works off heat as opposed to smoke and also a carbon Monoxide detector or CO2 detector. All these can be bought from local DIY shops and are easily fitted with adhesive pads or plugs and screws. If you want to go one better you can have a local electrician fit the above sensors with wiring from the mains circuit. These can be interlinked so if one detector sounds they all sound. Even though they are connected to the mains they have a battery backup in case of power failure. Remember to check your smoke alarms and CO alarms every 4 weeks to identify flat batteries or faults.

Most homes have highly flammable materials stuffed away in various cupboards. You may not give these a second thought but what if a fire was to break out? A half bottle of white spirit, turpentine or tubs of paints and varnishes can add a very nasty fuel to a house fire or even cause an explosion. If you have a garage or shed maybe store them in there until you need them?

Finally in the event of a house fire do you know where to find the keys to open doors or fire escape windows? Try keeping the keys to each door within easy reach and make sure the whole family knows where they are just in case a fire was to break out in your home.