No matter how many safety precautions that you take throughout your home or business, there is always a likely possibility that a fire can start at any time. It could be the result of poor electrical installation or it could be just carelessness on the part of a family member. Fire isn’t anything new to Australians and we experience multiple bush fires all across this great country of ours every single year. Some were started deliberately while others are caused by Mother Nature herself. Whatever the cause, they present a clear and present danger to homeowners because the wind can carry lit embers great distances to land on homes and business properties. This is why you as a property owner need to take steps to protect your home, your business, your family members and your staff.
Every home should have one, but you would be surprised at the number of people who don’t purchase a simple thing like a fire extinguisher. Even when they do buy one, it sits attached to the wall in the kitchen and is never checked on an annual basis. Just because the clock says that it’s full doesn’t mean that it has the necessary pressure to work. This is why every home needs Jim’s Test & Tag services to make sure that they have a functioning fire extinguisher and that it’s going to work when they need it the most. To help protect your property there are a number of things that you can do. The following are just some of them.
* Install fire extinguishers – As was mentioned briefly before, you should have fire extinguishers placed throughout your home to that they can be easily accessed at a moment notice. You can install many fire extinguishers which are very affordable and in the event of a fire, they will more than pay for themselves and then some. Make sure that you read the instructions about how to use a fire extinguisher because you would be surprised at the number of people who don’t know that they have to point the extinguisher at the base of the fire in order to put it out. A fire needs oxygen and without it, it will just fade away. If you have extra space in your house, then installing extinguishers would be a smart idea.
* Install smoke alarms – These are such a simple devices and yet they save countless lives every single year. They are readily available from your local fire safety expert or at any department store. They are very easily installed and as long as you keep checking that the batteries are still functional, this little device will let you know about the small fire before it even has a chance to take hold. If you’re not sure how to check if they are operational are not, then your local fire safety service provider will be more than happy to perform the service for you. There are a number of fire safety regulations that you could follow to make your property safer.
It’s no good thinking that it will never happen to you and that you and your family members are incredibly careful throughout the home. You might have the same attitude with regard to your staff, but fires can happen all by themselves and so you need to be ready for such a situation.