For this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) wants you to “look, listen and learn” how home fires start. The more you know about how can start in the home, the easier it will be to prevent house fires in Pennsylvania.
Make sure your smoke detectors are operating properly, and replace them every 10 years. If it’s time to replace them, seek out smart smoke detectors that integrate with your security system.
Facts About House Fires
Here are some facts about house fires you may not be aware of:
The kitchen is the most common room for house fires. More than 50% of all house fires start in the kitchen – so, keep the oven clean inside and make sure combustible items are away from the stove top.
Bedrooms are common house fire locations as well. What starts most bedroom fires? Many times, it’s the bed itself that catches fire. Mattresses can be highly flammable, so keep candles and other flames away from them – even if you have a newer, “fire safe” mattress. It’s not worth the risk.
Living room fires have varying origins. When a fire starts in the living room, the culprit may be harder to determine. These rooms house the family’s fireplace, electronics and heating equipment, in addition to flammable furniture like couches and recliners. Curtains are also flammable, and people may leave candles burning nearby. Keep open candle flames away from flammables in the living to reduce the risk of them catching fire.
Let Your Security System Help with Fire Prevention
Your home security devices can be your greatest ally in preventing house fires. Make sure your smoke detectors are operating properly, and replace them every 10 years. If it’s time to replace them, seek out smart smoke detectors that integrate with your security system.
These are the most effective fire protection devices you can have in your home, because you’ll receive a smartphone alert if smoke is detected and the operators monitoring your alarm will get in touch with you immediately. It’s their job to make sure help is on its way.
National Fire Protection Week is a great time to brush up on facts about house fires, but fire safety should last long after the week is over. To learn more about preventing house fires in Pennsylvania any time of year, contact Park Security Systems. We will be happy to answer your questions.
About Park Security Systems
PARK Security Systems is a full-service, locally owned and operated provider of smart home alarm systems in Pennsylvania. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer residential and commercial security solutions to Pennsylvania homes and businesses.