If a person’s home gets caught in a fire, it could be worse than getting robbed at point-blank. An estimate of 1,000 home fires happens every day in the US alone. That means more than 360,000 home fires happen each year. Safety is the primary concern of any homeowner, and accidents can happen at any time. However, home fires are preventable.
There are many sophisticated methods to fight fires, but the best way is to stop it from happening in the first place. Fire happens because of these three (3) elements: heat, fuel, and oxygen. Take away one, and a fire wouldn’t happen at all. In this article, you are going to tackle four (4) kinds of ways to combat or prevent fires in your homes.
Fire Protective Doors
These are solid doors made from either steel, galvanized iron, wood, or aluminum combined with glass, vermiculite boards, or gypsum. They are made to withstand heat and fires, so they don’t burn quickly. These doors are well-fitted to the frames to prevent heat, smoke, or fire from passing through. Ordinary doors burn quickly during a fire, but fire doors allow a 30-minute delay, enough for people to escape from the raging inferno safely.
It is a portable AFP (Active Fire Protection) apparatus used to snuff out and control small fires during emergencies. Fire extinguishers are built to contain the early stages of fire before they break out. These devices are available in different sizes and fight various types of fire classifications.
Fire Sprinkler System
Sprinklers are also AFP devices that comprise a distribution system piped from a water supply that goes through the sprinkler and automatically activates during a fire. It can save lives and property cost-effectively.
Flamezorbs & Fire Buckets
These are powder-like chemicals that effectively suppress fires. They are non-toxic, non-combustible, and dust-free fire retardants. Flamezorbs are excellent absorbents, perfect for dealing with fires from spilled flammable liquids. Flamezorbs go hand-in-hand with a fire bucket or any container.
There are other firefighting tools that you could add to this list, but these four are a must-have. Make sure that all of your fire fighting equipment at home is always in good condition. It’s always better to be safe than be sorry later.
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2/19/2021 09:54:27 pm
Thank you for sharing this article, I`m very appreciative and thankful to read thank you. Keep sharing.
6/26/2021 09:56:50 pm
I will definitely use your recommendations for my home! Thank you!
3/18/2022 09:12:10 am
I'm so glad you explained how to control and prevent fire emergencies at home! A few days ago, we heard about a neighbor's house catching on fire, and it got us thinking about our own safety! Our home doesn't have any of your firefighting supplies, so we'll be sure to start looking for them! We appreciate your insight on how fire extinguishers are a must for a house!
It got me when you said that fire sprinkler installation would be activated automatically which can save lives and the property as well. I guess I should invest in this kind of system for my new home if I want to protect my kids and my investment. I have never heard of wildfire in this area, but we never know when such incidents can happen so it is better to be prepared.
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