Love is in the air, but so is smoke! You know the old saying, where there’s smoke, there’s fire? Well, unfortunately, it’s true. That’s why fire protection services never take a holiday. Here are some smart tips for you to follow so you and your sweetheart can enjoy your day.
Install a Fire Sprinkler System
While fire sprinklers are much more common in commercial buildings, that doesn’t mean you can’t have them in your home. Installing a fire sprinkler is a good idea, especially if you know your home has experienced numerous fires over the years. Make sure tie back loose and baggy sleeves and long hair when moving around in the kitchen and cooking, or spending time around any sources of fire – even if you’re just roasting marshmallows in the fireplace!
Watch the Handles
When you want to cook that special someone an amazing meal, you’re going to spending plenty of time in the kitchen. That said, you can’t stop paying attention to what you’re doing. Keep an eye on the handles of all the pots and pans you’re using on the stove. When you do this, it’s easier to keep track of which way they’re facing. Avoid engaging in horseplay too close to the stove, because that’s a huge fire hazard.
Turn Off the Stove
Leaving the stove on can make you nervous, especially when you don’t have much cooking experience. If you step away from the stove, be sure to turn it off first. After all, even when the heat is on low, you’re better off safe than sorry. It doesn’t matter if your stove is gas-powered or electric – both of them can give off dangerous amounts of heat, especially when left unattended. Don’t scorch your food or leave anything in the oven too long! If that happens, it can put a real damper on your romantic night.
Be Careful Around Candles
Lastly, be careful when you light some candles. Whether you want to light some incense to chase away the smell of cooked meat or you just want to dim the lights, both of them require some caution. Fire protection is all about using your common sense, and that includes playing around with matches or lighters. It’s probably a safer and easier idea to just use flameless candles or tea lights, which can help you create that ambiance without presenting the risk of a fire in your home.
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 in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout 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.