Residential and commercial fire prevention strategies are quite similar. Whether you’re looking to protect your family or your employees, always be alert for possible fire hazards. A fire can break out at almost any time, and even though there are many different causes or sources of a fire, all of them are equally dangerous. So don’t take the risk of a fire lightly, and follow these tips for ensuring fire prevention for your home or office.
Extension cords are meant to be a temporary solution and not a permanent, long- term one. Relying on extension cords for far too long, no matter if they are in a home or an office complex, can lead to worn down wiring. Worn out wiring can expose their wires and present arcing dangers, which may result in an electrical fire.
Next, inspect your smoke detectors and ensure that they are operational, and more importantly, functioning correctly. You should also be sure to install carbon monoxide detectors – even though smoke is easy to detect, carbon monoxide is not. Some smoke detectors come with a sensor for detecting carbon monoxide as well. No matter what sensors they may have, smoke detectors must be mounted in a particular place – either on the ceiling or on the wall extremely close to the ceiling – the gap can only be four inches, at most. In homes, the smoke detectors should be installed in every single bedroom, as well as in the hallway, and at the top of any staircases.
Fire extinguishers are ideal tools for fighting small fires and discouraging their spread. If you are standing somewhere safe, and know just what to do, your chances of stopping a fire before it rages out of control are much higher.
Evacuation plans and fire drills are also essential elements of fire prevention and fire protection protocols. Help guide employees on what to do in the event of a fire, and show them where they should exit and where to gather once clear of the building. At home, parents should teach their children how to get out and where to meet once they have reached safety.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience with design, installation, service, and inspection of residential and commercial fire protection systems. We service clients throughout the Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.