Burn accidents cause around 18000 deaths per year. Also, with fire cases being reported nearly every day, you’re thinking of the best way to improve residential security and make your home fireproof.
In this post, we’ll cover the top ten tips that can help you make your home fireproof.
Let’s get started!
1. Use Fire Retardant Material
Some building materials have a higher probability of catching fire than others. Fireproofing your home interiors and applying fire retardant alternatives remain to be the first step towards making your home fireproof. However, consider making these changes when refurbishing your home.
For fire retardant materials, consider going for the following:
- metal roofing or concrete roofing
- steel framing for the house windows
- concrete panes, and brick/stucco for the house’s exterior walls.
Also, consider fire retardant paint. Bricks, stones, tiles, or concrete work better than wood when it comes to decking.
2. Fix Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms play a vital role in providing early warnings in the event of a fire outbreak inside a house. Traditional smoke alarms provide early warnings when they sense fire or smoke.
On the other hand, smart detectors sense and send early warnings to your phone in the event of a fire outbreak in the house.
For optimal protection, every house should have smoke detectors in all rooms, except bathrooms. Also, it’s vital to fix one smoke alarm in the hallway situated between the bedrooms and living area. Moreover, remember to add one smoke alarm on each landing.
3. Add A Fire Extinguisher
The market has different fire extinguishers that vary from one to another depending on the fire they tackle. It’s vital to understand all these fire extinguishers and know how to use each one of them.
- Class A – This class includes combustibles, like rubber, most plastics, wood, household rubbish, cloth, and paper
- Class B – This class refers to flammable solvents, lacquers, paints, petrol, and oil
- Class C – For gases like natural gas, acetylene, hydrogen gas, propane gas, and methane gas
- Class D – refers to consumable metals, like aluminum swarf and magnesium
- Class E – Electrical fires
- Class F – A fire blanket alternative used for chip pan fires
4. Install Fire Doors
A fire in your house can spread quickly and engulf all the rooms within 10 minutes. However, you can reduce the fire and smoke damage drastically by installing fire doors. These doors play a vital role in holding back flames, heat, and smoke.
5. Install An Anti-Arson Letterbox
Anti-arson letterboxes help contain in-built extinguishing systems to handle flammable liquids that are likely to be poured via the letterbox. You need to fit them on the front door’s inner side.
6. Make A Fire Stopping Landscape
The best way to thwart fire coming from the outside is to prevent it from accessing your home first. Here, you need to make a landscape gardening design to stop or slow down the fire from spreading towards your house.
7. Use Fireproof Carpets
Consider fire-resistant carpets during your house modeling process. Here, you can go for fire-resistant carpets featuring decorative designs and colors.
8. Plant Fire-Resistant Trees
Avoid planting highly flammable plants and barks, such as tall grass, cedar, and pine. Instead, go for poplar trees, birch, and cherry because they are more fire-resistant.
9. Keeps The Gutters Clean
Gutters will accumulate debris whenever they get blown by the wind. Also, gutters have a higher probability of catching fire during the dry season. Therefore, it’s vital to clean the debris regularly to reduce the risk.
10. Prevent Roof Combustibility
Your home will be more susceptible to fire if it features complex roofs with several ridges. There is a high probability for the ridges and valleys to catch fire.
It’s vital to add fireproof material to your home roofing and use fire retardants to upgrade it.
Fire accidents can destroy property and even cause loss of life. But, you can make your home fireproof by removing dry vegetation near your home, adding fire-retardant material, and more.
Some fire incidents happen because of minute mistakes. However, you can prevent these cases by implementing the tips we have covered above
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