You should have one in as many rooms and halls as possible and of course, one in the kitchen. Check the batteries once a month to ensure that your smoke detectors will be on for service in the event of an emergency.
Every home should have one. They should be regarded as indispensable. Your fire department should charge yours for free.
In the event of a stove fire, do not use water, but soap chips to put out the flame. Water may create a bigger fire.
Every second floor or higher room should have a rope ladder, so that you may escape in the event that your planned escape route is blocked by flame.
Pick a heater with a guard around the heating unit, as well as a label asserting that the heater was approved by a national testing lab. Keep it at least 3 feet away from drapes and furniture and make sure you turn it off before you go to bed (double up on blankets instead).
Halogen lamps have caused many house fires because they can tip over or be knocked down easily as they are tall and skinny. They are not recommended.
Do not burn them when it is possible that you may slip off into dreamland at any given moment. Do not leave the room when you burn candles. Buy only candles with lead-free wicks.
They prevent injury during nighttime jaunts to the kitchen or bathroom. The mini neon bulbs are a better choice than the four to seven watt varieties.
Sometimes storms or power outages take us by surprise. Have at least 3 days worth of your medications in your medicine cabinet as well as a first aid kit. Have a week’s worth of non-perishable food in your pantry. Keep plenty of bottled water on hand at all times. Also keep batteries, flashlights and a radio on hand.
Your fireplace must meet all (safety) codes. It should be inspected and cleaned by a chimney sweep once a year. Never use lighter fluid or any other flammable liquid to light the fire.
Paint and Fumes:
Use paints and household solvents only in well- ventilated areas, with the windows open. Be sure to keep aerosol cans away from the heat, they could explode.
Carbon Monoxide Detector:
There are no excuses. Every home needs this just as much as a smoke detector. Not having one could be just as deadly.
Keep rock salt handy. Be sure to stock up as it usually sells out right before a storm. Rock salt will make walk ways safer.
Be sure not to aim snow blower discharge at people, pets, windows or automobiles. Do not leave it running and leave. Never clear the discharge shoot with your hand.
More Home Safety Tips:
The U.S. Product Safety Commission gives home safety updates and tips as well as product recalls. Log onto Cpsc.gov for more information.
Apart from the aforementioned points, you can also visit the official website of Admit One Security where you will find a mine of information and finer points given in broader detail about home security measures that can be followed to keep it safe from mishap.