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Fire Safety For Home Buyers

Nov 15, 2007
Buying a home for the first time can be pretty intimidating, but the thought of losing that new home to a fire is a whole lot scarier. For those of you who are purchasing a home for the first time, one of the first things that you need to learn about is fire safety. Your home is likely to be the biggest investment you will ever have at any one time and protecting it is something that should be at the front of your mind at all times. There are a lot of different things in your home that can cause a fire and most of them can be avoided if you know what to do.

An unfortunate fact is that most house fires start in the kitchen and because people simply are not paying attention to what they are doing. Becoming preoccupied with other chores or things in the house, like the television or family members, is one of the worst things that you can do while you are cooking dinner or any other meal. If you have to answer the phone, make sure it is in the kitchen and that it stays with you in the kitchen at all times. You should never, for any reason, leave the house while you are cooking unless someone will be there to watch the stove while you are gone.

Grease fires are also common in the kitchen, even though most of them are small and easily put out. Most of these are not reported for this very reason, masking just how common they really are. Be ready for a grease fire by heating oil slowly, having a pot lid the size of the pan you are using to smother the fire, and some baking soda in case it starts underneath the burner. Fires start under stove burners most often because they have gotten grease on them or under them and have not been cleaned out as they should be. Put these out with baking soda, but you should also have a fire extinguisher at hand in case the fire gets out of control.

You also need to be careful when you are using deep fryers and electric skillets. Although these can have settings of up to or over 400 degrees Fahrenheit, you should not leave these appliances on at these temperatures for very long. Extension cords should also never be used with these items, unless they are heavy duty ones. Small, typical household extension cords will melt.
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of
Georgia>Wet Crawl Space Flooding Emergency Service and
Montana Flood Damage Cleanup
Which are Certified IICRC Water damage and mold remediation contractors.
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