Every Home Should Have A Fire Safety Routine In Place
An easy to carry out Fire Safety Routine is important for keeping everyone in your home alert to the dangers of fire. This is especially important if there are children or older people residing in a house. Try to make the drill a fun but important activity so as not to alarm children. This Fire Safety Routine should include an escape route which is discussed and rehearsed. There are other essential fire safety elements such as a smoke alarm, but for the sake of security you should institute a Fire Safety Procedure for your family. An inspection by Aurora Home Inspections LLC is a good way to start working on fire prevention in your Bergen County NJ and surrounding area home. An inspection by a home inspector can make you aware of potential fire hazards in your house.
A smoke alarm is really the first priority as far as fire safety, and it should be replaced and maintained as the manufacturer suggests. The batteries inside the smoke alarm also need to be replaced regularly, and the alarm should be tested. Keep a record of when a smoke alarm was put in place and when the batteries were installed. This way replacement is a cinch. According to the National Fire Safety Protection Association “three out of five home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms or from missing or dead batteries”.
Usually one smoke alarm isn’t enough. A smoke alarm should be installed in every bedroom, and on every level of a home including the basement and attic. Kitchens are obvious areas in need of fire detection and should have a fire alarm. The NJPA advises that you install dual-sensor alarms as they offer the best early detection of common household fires. Smoke alarms should be placed high because smoke rises and putting the device high up makes detection easier.
Along these lines, a Carbon Monoxide alarm is also an important way of ensuring the safety of your home. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can kill. Again, maintenance and replacement are essential.
A Home Inspection Can Prevent Fires
Home inspections can help prevent tragic events like home fires by making you aware of potential hazards in your house. Aurora Home Inspections is a highly qualified and certified inspection service that offers many types of inspection services to our NJ clients. These include House, Condo and Townhouse Inspections, Commercial Building Inspections, Mold Inspections, Indoor Air Quality Inspections, Tank Sweep Inspections, Pre-Listing Inspections, Radon Inspections, Termite Inspections. Our property inspections always include recommendations for how to prevent fires by repairing, replacing or eliminating possibly combustible items. Our focus is to keep your home safe, healthy and fire resistant. Give us a call today at (201) 476-9200 for a comprehensive home inspection.