Be Prepared For A House Fire


There are many different ways to protect yourself and your family inside your home. One of the most popular ways is to invest in a security system. This is a very good way to protect yourself and families from burglaries that are unfortunately happening often. Another way that you can protect the ones you love and also your actual home is installing different fire safety equipment. Fires are much more common than you might think, in fact, there are approximately 350,000 residential house fires that occur each year. These fires cause a lot of death, injury, and property damage. Here are a few ways that you can protect your family and your home.

Fire Alarm System

A greta way to protect your family and your home is by investing in a fire alarm system. These are very similar to a burglary system. It all starts with the smoke and heat detectors. Instead of just sounding the alarm when there is smoke, a rapid change in heat will also set off the alarm. This ensures that even if the fire is in another room and the smoke alarm has not caught it, the alarm will sound. The alarm will also be notifying the local fire department so they can respond as quickly as possible. In a house fire every minute is very valuable. 

Sprinkler System

When you walk into most commercial buildings and look up, most of the time you will see a sprinkler system coming from the wall. These are extremely effective in extinguishing a fire. The sprinklers always have water flowing through them but are often blocked by a small glass case with glycerin inside. When the fire reaches near the extinguishers the glycerine will boil and shatter the glass case. This allows the water to flow freely and put out the fire. A fire can consume an entire room in a matter of minutes, a sprinkler system is one of the best ways to stop this from happening. 

Fire Extinguishers 

Another really great way to keep your home protected is to keep fire extinguishers in the home. You should have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and laundry room, and then have at least one more on each floor. A fire extinguisher can help you put out a fire before it turns into something that you cant handle. Always be careful in your home, and be prepared for a fire. 

Contact a fire alarm installation service, like Southern Maine Cabling, for more help.


15 September 2017

enhanced fire protection systems for your home

My house has three fireplaces and a wood burning stove that we use to heat the home during the winter. Because we use fire to heat the home, I wanted to increase the fire protection that we had. I wanted to have a sprinkler system and enhanced fire alarms installed. I began researching the different features available to be sure that I was going to get the system that would protect my family and my home effectively. If you are looking into installing a fire protection system in your home, visit my blog. Hopefully, all of my research can help you find the system that will best protect your family.