• Fire Prevention In Your Home

    Posted on October 1st, 2012
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    Don’t let a fire occur in your home.  Consider these helpful preventative tips to avoid a home fire.

    If you unfortunately experience a fire in your home, you are probably aware the smoke odor can be overwhelming and prevent your home from being inhabitable.  Clear the Air guarantees to completely eliminate any smoke odor from your home.

    Smoke Alarm:

    • Fit a smoke alarm and test it regularly each level of your home – it’s the simplest step you can take to cut the risk of dying as a result of a fire in your home.
    • Test the batteries in your smoke alarm every week and change them every year – never remove them apart from when replacing them.


    • More than half of accidental fires in the home start because of something to do with cooking.
    • Take extra care when cooking with hot oil and don’t leave children alone in the kitchen when the oven is on.


    • Plan an escape route and make a bedtime check.
    • Plan a route to escape your home if there is a fire and make sure everyone in the house knows the plan.
    • If there’s a fire, don’t tackle it yourself – get out, stay out and call 911.
    • Check for fire hazards in your home before you go to bed – it takes longer to become aware of a fire when asleep.


    • Try to keep to one plug per socket – too many electrical appliances plugged into one socket can overload it, which can lead to overheating.
    • Electrical appliances, plugs and cables that are old or poorly wired can also be a real danger.

    Cigarettes and Candles:

    • Put them out, right out.
    • More people die in fires caused by smoking products than in fires caused by anything else.
    • Always stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully.
    • Use candles carefully.
    • Candles, decorative lights and decorations are a growing cause of fires.
    • Make sure candles are secured in a stable holder and kept away from curtains, fabrics and paper.
    • Always put candles out when you are leaving the room or going to bed.

    Home Insurance:

    • Home insurance can help you after a fire – for example, by replacing belongings that were destroyed in the blaze.