How to Fireproof Your Home

24 March 2016 Category: Uncategorized

How to Fireproof Your Home

Know how you can keep your home safe from fire with these fireproof tips.

If you’re expecting Spider-Man to save you from your burning house, we have some bad news for you: he lives in Manhattan and can only travel if there are tall buildings in the vicinity. (Also, he does not exist.) Fires are responsible for the deaths of 2,500 people and injure about 12,600 each year, and are responsible for approximately $7.3 billion in damages!  Not all is lost, however. Fires can be prevented by taking the necessary safety precautions! Know how to fireproof your home with these 3 fireproofing tips.

  1. Smoke alarms.

Apart from beeping in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, smoke alarms are actually there to save your life! That beeping’s purpose is to alert you should there be smoke that could turn into a fire, or a fire already taking your house. Better to wake up to a false-positive, than being engulfed in flames, right?

  1. Check wiring.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that approximately 48 percent of all fire homes are caused by faulty wiring. If you just moved to a new home, or your home is very old, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get your home inspected by a licensed electrician.

  1. Fire extinguishers!

Fire extinguishers can save your home and more importantly, your life. They are not always at the top of people’s “to-do” list. Be sure to have one in every floor, or at least in the kitchen where fires are more likely to start. Also, be sure to keep an eye on the expiration date; you don’t want a dud the day you actually have to use it.

Fires are a real threat that face all homes and apartments. You always want to make sure that you have the right amount of homeowners insurance coverage. Contact the insurance professionals at Massive Insurance in Pasadena, California for all of your home insurance needs.