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House Fire: 3 Ways to Keep Your Furniture and Accessories Safe

House Fire: 3 Ways to Keep Your Furniture and Accessories Safe

One small spark is enough to engulf your entire house in fire. This is why you need to be up-to-date with your home’s fire safety measures to prevent your house from burning down. It is estimated that each year 397,500 houses are burned due to neglect of the homeowners. They also caused around 1230 death in 2020. That’s why it’s important to use materials and furniture that have passed quality testing and are safe to be used inside your houses.

Check The Electrical Wires

Electrical fires are the most destructive fires of them all. Not only do they spread through your house’s wiring, but they are also pretty hard to put out. The main reason for electric fires in homes is the cluttering of the wires. Too many wires in one place increase the temperature of that area which can lead to a fire. That’s why it’s important to get your wiring checked periodically to prevent any accidents. Additionally, if you have any loose wires, you should get them repaired immediately as well.

Install A Smoke Detector

Sometimes, a flame goes unnoticed until it’s too late, especially if you have wooden furniture or flammable upholstery. If you live in a hotter climate, this flame can spread pretty fast, too, if not controlled in time. Smoke detectors are a great investment to prevent such incidents. If there’s any unnoticed smoke or flame inside your house, these detectors would sound a siren to alert you once the smoke passes the safe limit.

Use Flameproof Drapes And Furniture

Upholstery and other curtain fabrics are the first things to catch fire. Not to mention the fact they burn pretty fast, reducing your chances of saving your furniture or other valuables. But these days, you can purchase flameproof curtains and upholstery that not only look good but keep your home safe.

Prevent Overheating Of Appliances

Again, if you reside in a hot area, the chances are that your electrical appliances can overheat during the summer season. Your air conditioners are also one of the most used electrical appliances during summer. This, combined with the extra heat, can cause the wires to burn and can lead to a house fire. When purchasing these appliances, make sure to check that they don’t overheat easily and can bear the load of the summer season.

At IFS Laboratories, we perform multiple flammability tests to ensure that your house’s furniture and accessories are safe and fireproof. We are a professional testing company offering analytical testing as well as tests for flammability. Take a look at some of our tests or reach out to us today, and our experts will get in touch with you quickly.