We can never really tell when a fire may occur in your Grasslands Lakeland Florida home. However, being prepared is the key to reducing the risk of fire and surviving a house fire. Every member of your family should understand what risks are in your home and what to do to minimize them. Read on for fire safety tips that you and your family can do.
- Practice your home fire escape plan regularly
To minimize the risk of fire occurring in your home in Grasslands Golf & Country Club, identify the quickest and safest way to get out of the house from every room, including the upper levels. Designate a specific place where you are going to meet and practice it. Make sure that you house number is clearly visible so emergency services will have no problem locating you quickly.
- Fit a smoke alarm and test it
One of the simplest steps you can take to ensure the safety of your family is to fit smoke alarms on each level of your home. A smoke alarm will alert you to the danger of fire. They are also cheap, widely available, and easy to fit. Test the batteries every week and change them every year. Do not remove them apart from when replacing them.
- Be extra careful when cooking
It has been known that 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. It is important to give anything that is on top of your stove your undivided attention. If you have to leave the kitchen, turn the heat off. Never leave your children alone in the kitchen.
- Keep firewood, trash, and piles of leaves away from your home
The firewood, piles of leaves, and trash next to your home could easily become kindling if a grass fire starts nearby. Do not dump hot ashes inside or near your home. Instead, keep them in a metal container from a safe distance from your garage and house.
- Instruct guests regarding fire safety
If you are hosting a party or if you have family and guests staying in your home in Grasslands communities in Lakeland FL, make sure they know how to escape safely should a fire occur. Let them know any features of your home they may not be familiar with and tell them where the door keys are kept overnight. Give extra care to elderly people, children, and those with disabilities.
Follow these fire safety tips and keep your home and your family safe. Visit http://www.LakelandFloridaLiving.com for more home safety ideas.
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