Your home is a one-time asset. It keeps your loved ones and
precious belongings safe and sound. Hence, it is prudent to ensure the safety
of your house from destructive elements such as fire. Even the smallest fire
breakout in your home can create havoc and turn deadly. Fire mainly occurs due
to carelessness or negligence and spreads quickly, leaving only a minute or two
to escape. That's why it is imperative to have an escape plan and exercise it
using different ways out of the house.
Here is a list of fire safety tips that will assist you in
keeping your home safe-
1. Smoke detectors
You should install a few smoke detectors in your house.
Thanks to their early-warning mechanism, smoke detectors help you save lives and
property before it’s too late. To understand them well, you should meticulously
read and observe all instructions regarding them.
2. Check the smoke
You installed the smoke detectors and forgot about them.
They are not going to help you that way. Consider testing the smoke detectors
periodically. Replace the batteries if it’s required. Most smoke detectors give
out signals when their battery drains. Also, you should maintain and service
3. Fix torn cables
Stay cautious and keep an eye out for potential fire
hazards. Damaged wire and cords can cause a short circuit. Check every cord and
wire on electrical devices such as stereo systems, televisions, lamps or
computers to avoid the same. Also, pay scrupulous attention to the devices that
are placed near flammable items such as clothing, books, curtains, magazines or
4. Keep flammables
away from kids
Children are naive and innocent. They don’t know how to
distinguish between dangerous and harmless objects. Moreover, it is observed
that children are fascinated with fire, and their curiosity can get them in
danger. Therefore, matchboxes and lighters should be kept out of the reach of
5. Safe cooking
Take care and stay alert when cooking or baking in the
kitchen! Home fires often begin in the kitchen. When not in use, turn off the
gas connection to avoid mishaps.
6. Have an
Keep an emergency fire-exit plan handy. Tell it to everyone
in the house, so they know how to escape in the event of a fire. Practice mock
safety drills from time to time. An evacuation plan always proves to be
7. Never leave
lighted candles unattended
Candles are beautiful and useful. But, they can contribute
to fire hazards if left unattended. You should always exercise caution when
using, placing or lighting candles. Put candle holders in proper position and
stay cautious while lighting one.
8. When not in use,
Keep your appliances and devices unplugged when not in use.
This will not only save your money but also save you and your family from the
wrath of a fire hazard.
9. Practice proper
An organized house can reduce your problems considerably.
Remove the things that can trigger a fire. Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves
should be taken good care of. If using grills or barbeque, ensure to place them
away from fire-prone elements.
10. Safety First
Your life is more important than anything. You can buy that
60inch OLED again, but you cannot refill your life once exhausted. Hence you
should learn and practice safety measures that can save you and your family at
the time of hazards.
Attentiveness and carefulness is
essential to keep yourself and your family away from any form of catastrophe. Buy
insurance policy that covers your house against damages caused due to
natural calamities, fire, and other perils.
Reliance home insurance starts just at Rs 18* per day.