Preventing Fires in your Home
Nothing is more devastating that losing your home to an unexpected fire. As the weather cools down and we start cranking up the heat in our homes we will want to make sure we are taking the proper precautions. We at AMP Smart can provide you with a security system that helps you when you need it most. Our security systems can alert you and the proper authorities if and when a fire does occur. To prevent a fire from even taking place we have put together some preventative tips for you to consider following.
Use Heaters Correctly
House fires occur too often from the misuse of home heaters. You want to make sure you are taking the proper precautions no matter what you are using when you heat your home. If you are using a wood burning fire place you will want to take the time or hire a professional to make sure your chimney is cleaned and free of any existing flammable debris. When using portable heaters, you will want to follow the directions from the manufacturer while making sure you place it in an area that is free from any flammable object such as drapes, paper, and furniture. Have your heating equipment expected and maintained regularly.
Proper use of Plugs
The next largest cause of fires is due to the misuse of wall outlets. Overloading a wall outlet can easily cause a spark and lead to a fire in your home. You will want to inspect the wiring of all the appliances you are using regularly to make sure there aren’t any shorts or tears in the wires. Never use fuses that are rated too high for your home’s circuits. Finally, make sure you are using extension cords properly while making sure to avoid placing them under furniture or rugs.
Invest in your Alarms
If a fire does occur in your home you will want to be alerted right away in order to better protect your home, valuables, and your family. A home security system with AMP Smart can help you do that. We have the option of adding smoke detectors in your home. Smoke detectors should be added on each floor of your home. Check them regularly to make sure they are working. Replacing the batteries twice a year will ensure the accuracy and reliability of your smoke detectors.
Being conscientious about what could potentially cause a fire in your home will help you to take the proper steps in preventing it. AMP Smart can help you in protecting your home with our security systems. To learn more about our security systems and how they can help you in protecting what you care about most, call us today to set up an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.