One of the worse things to happen to anyone is to see their house get burnt. Imagine all that you have laboured for come into rubble, God forbid! And I forbid it too from happening to you.
But saying or praying God to forbid is not enough, you have to ensure your house is protected and ready in case of any fire outbreak.
Steps to ensure fire safety in your house
Install a smoke alarm: Get a smoke detector and fix it in all the rooms in your house. The smoke detector alerts you when there is a trace of smoke. It is affordable and can be gotten at your local electronic gadget store.
Educate your children: You should educate your kids about fire safety, how to use a fire extinguisher and safety measures at home. Keep items like a matchbox, lighter out of the reach of kids.
Electrical faults should be taken care of by professionals: Electrical appliances are very common in our homes but they come with their risk. When there are faults, do not try to fix it by yourself and do not use the faulty electrical appliance.
Do not run wires under rugs: Avoid placing wires under rugs and carpets because they could become hot and it could become inflamed.
Be cautious when you cook: Pay close attention to what you are cooking and the equipment you are using. Ensure your gas cylinder and the hose is not licking, turn off the gas cooker when you are done and ensure you check all this before leaving the kitchen.
Get a fire extinguisher: And learn to use it and place it in an accessible place so that it can be used when there is an emergency.
Avoid storing fuel and diesel at home: Many people have the habit of storing fuel and diesel in the house, which is a dangerous thing to do. These motor chemicals can explode at the slightest closeness of fire. Even in times of fuel scarcity, do not store fuel in your house.
Avoid/ restrict the use of candles: In a country like Nigeria that still experiences epileptic power supply many people turn to candle as a means of illuminating their homes. Do not go to bed with candles on. Ensure you put it off. Do not place candles on wood, close to curtains and any other flammable material.
Keeping your home safe from fire is worth it. Use this tips above to keep your home safe.