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Updated by Kyle Hunt on May 10, 2013
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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Fireproof

When it comes to safety, your family is the main priority. You want to protect them in any way possible. A house fire can take away everything and anyone you hold dear. Taking the necessary precautions to fireproof your home will ensure a safe home environment for you and your family.

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Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher

One of the most important things you can do is investing in a fire extinguisher. There should be a fire extinguisher in each room of the house, especially rooms where a fire is more likely to occur such as a kitchen or living room with a fireplace.

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Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms

Each room in your home should have a working smoke alarm. Check the batteries in every smoke alarm twice per year. While a smoke alarm doesn’t necessarily prevent a fire, a smoke alarm will alert you if there is a fire to hopefully give more time to react and possibly stop a fire from spreading.

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Lint Trap

Lint Trap

Cleaning the lint trap of your dryer with every use is an essential step to a fireproof home. If lint is not removed, the dryer can overheat and cause a fire. This is a basic step that people often forget.

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Fireproof Safe

Fireproof Safe

Invest in a fireproof safe to store valuable belongings and important documents. In the event of a fire, a quality fireproof safe will seal out high temperatures and protect the contents from smoke damage. It would also be wise to store important family photos in a fireproof safe. Some things can be replaced, but you’re your memories are very fragile.

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Regular Checks of Electrical Wire and Appliances

Regular Checks of Electrical Wire and Appliances

Performing regular checks of electrical wire and appliances will help to prevent a fire outbreak. Make sure wires are not overloaded or damaged. Overloaded and damaged electrical wires can lead to an electrical fire. If you are not using an appliance, it should be left unplugged.

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Home

Home

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