|Written by ponder|
There are problems in the making for fire hazards around your home. Some of these fire hazards are the not-so-common.Â We donâ€™t always think that not-so-common problems will occur but they do so here is what you should look out for so your home doesnâ€™t become a fire hazard.
Security bars on the windows will make you feel safe but what if a fire occurs? Leave the bars off one window in each room or buy the kind of security bars that have a quick release device that opens from the inside. This could save your life.
Bare light bulbs in the closet can be a serious fire hazard. Especially if you have crammed a lot of clothes and boxes on the shelfÂ underneath the exposed light bulb. If these items touch the bare light bulb those items could ignite. Â Did you know that 12% of house hold fires are started in the closet? What better New Yearâ€™s resolution than to clean out your closet! Â Donâ€™t put it off!
Place smoke alarms high on the wall and check the batteries too. Place one outside each bedroom in your house. While youâ€™re at it, install carbon monoxide detectors low on the wall. These detectors wonâ€™t work properly if not placed in the home properly nor will they work with expired batteries.
Our beloved pets and cause a fire hazard too. Pets could knock over candles and space heaters. To insure that this doesnâ€™t happen, make a barrier between your beloved pet and the heat source. But make sure the barrier is not a hazard too before placing it around the heat source.