Fire hazards

March 26, 2013

Improve Home Safety: 3 Ways

Home safety is more important than ever these days, as residences are filled with equipment that, if not properly cared for and controlled, can be dangerous to you and your family members. There are three main categories of hazards that we need to be on the lookout for:   Electrical hazards. Overloading outlets is a prime cause of electrical accidents in the home, as are exposed wiring and outlets. If any of your appliances are shorting out, overheating, sparking or smoking, […]
December 21, 2017

Avoid Holiday Fire Hazards

Sadly, house fires are all-too-common during the holiday season. Don’t let the rush to check off your holiday to-do list distract you and make you forget fire safety procedures. Keep your loved ones safe and avoid holiday fire hazards by following these tips. Maintain Heating Sources Nothing beats settling into a warm home on a chilly winter night. Whether you are lighting a fire in the fireplace, turning the thermostat up or using other heat sources, put safety first by: […]
December 17, 2019

A Life-Saving Guide to Preventing Holiday Fire Hazards

Every year, we hear about holiday fires that kill people, cause extensive injuries and destroy property. Just what is it about our holiday activities that are so hazardous, and how can we minimize holiday fire hazards? Causes of Holiday Fires 1. A major source of fires during the Christmas holidays is the Christmas tree. Often allowed to dry out, the tree can catch fire easily from heat sources such as fireplaces and space heaters; from frayed or faulty electric wiring; […]