When you purchase your forever home, most home buyers invest in a good insurance policy with the hope that they never have to use it. We have three home fire safety tips to avoid a house fire and keep your family safe from danger .
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer lint by nature is highly combustible and the reason lint is so flammable isn’t just that it’s made of a flammable material. It’s because the fibers are so fine and short, they are essentially like kindling. It would make sense to keep the area that collects dryer lint clean and free of debris so that there isn’t a build up. Regularly clean dryer vent, especially if you use dryer sheets, with a scrub brush and warm, soapy water.
- Clean your lint trap after every cycle – not just when it fills up.
- Wash your lint trap once a month to make sure that it has adequate air flow – fabric softener and other silicone based products tend to build up on the screens causing loss of air flow.
- Have your dryer ventilation system cleaned once a year.
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Clean Your Chimney for home fire safety
According to WoodLandDirect.com your fireplace and chimney may look perfectly fine from the outside, but there could be a whole host of issues going on inside that can affect how well the chimney works and the home fire safety of your home. Routinely taking care of your chimney at the end of the burning season, rather than waiting until fall, will give you plenty of time to address and repair any problems your chimney may have.
The main cause of chimney fires is the buildup of creosote. Creosote is a highly acidic residue that’s created when hot combustion byproducts mingle with cool air in the chimney and produce condensation. This condensation sticks to the interior walls of the chimney, leaving a residue.
Creosote can range from brown to black in color and have a consistency that’s light and flaky, sticky and tar-like, or smooth, shiny, and hard. Hard creosote is the most advanced and can cause extensive damage to your chimney, or even lead to a blockage if it’s not removed. Creosote is highly combustible and if left to accumulate, a chimney fire can and will occur.
The very best way to prevent creosote buildup, and ultimately a chimney fire, is to have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a licensed chimney sweep, at least once a year.
Prevent Grease Fires and Get Prepared
According to BrigadeFire.com cooking equipment is the No. 1 cause of home fires, causing nearly half of all incidents, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Ranges and cooktops create almost two-thirds of such home fire incidents – grease fires. But do you know the proper home fire safety tips to prevent and extinguish a grease fire?
A grease fire occurs when the oil becomes too hot. When cooking with oil, first it will boil, then it will smoke, and then it will catch on fire. It could take less than 30 seconds for the smoking oil to catch fire, so never leave your pot or pan unattended.
The best way to stop the grease fire is by smothering it. Keep a cooking or a baking sheet nearby, and cover the pan after you have turned off the heat. Covering the pan will cause the fire to consume what oxygen is left, allowing the fire to dwindle.
It is also wise to keep a fire extinguisher ready in the kitchen for extreme situations, but if the fire becomes too much to handle, for your home fire safety, evacuate your home and call the fire department.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY NEVER PUT WATER ON A GREASE FIRE
We hope these simple reminders help for the home fire safety of your home. Just remember an ounce of preparation may prevent disaster in the future.