There are many people that are installing security systems in their home to protect against burglars. This is a great idea, but burglars only go for things of high value. It would be smart to start thinking of fire protection. A fire is unlike a burglar in the fact that it will destroy absolutely everything. A fire can burn through an entire room in a matter of minutes. In the United States there were well over 350,000 home fires. These fires caused over 6 billion dollars worth of damage and caused over 2,000 deaths. A fire is something that needs to be addressed in the home. One practice that would go a long way in the protection of the home would be a fire inspection program. This is where a trained fire engineer would walk through the home and inspect the home on the overall safety of the home in regards to fire. Here are just a few reasons to enroll in a fire inspection program.
During the program your home will be inspected and you will find where you need to have fire extinguishers installed in your home. Most of the time it is important to have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and laundry room, but have at least one on every floor of the home. A fire extinguisher would allow for the initial fire to be put out quickly and efficiently.
The inspection will also take a look at the smoke alarms that have been installed in the home. They will make sure that they work, and most importantly that they will be able to do their job should a fire actually take place. Many fire alarms that have been installed in homes are very old and could use replacing. There are fire alarms on the market that not only test for oxygen but can measure a heat shift. Good fire alarms go a long way in protecting the home.
In the event of a fire, it is important that you and your family know the best way to get out of the home. The inspection will often created an escape plan in the event of a fire. It is very important that your family knows how to react in the event of the fire. Once the plan is created, it is smart to practice at least once a year to be ready in the event of a fire.
For more information, contact companies like Stream Line Fire Protection LTD.