When it comes to fire safety in the home, the best thing you can do is take action to reduce the chances of any fires breaking out in the first place. With this in mind, it’s worth familiarising yourself with the most common causes of domestic fires:
- Around 50% of home fires are caused by cooking accidents, so never leave any pots or pans unattended.
- Three fires a day are started by candles.
- Every five days, somebody dies by a fire caused by a cigarette.
- Every year, across the UK, 6,000 fires are caused by faulty electrics, so check your wires for wear and tear and never overload your sockets.
Most fires in the home start off small, which is why so many of them are caused by unattended candles and cigarettes. Tiny sparks might smoulder for hours, only breaking out into fires much later, perhaps when everybody’s asleep.
It’s for this reason that a working smoke alarm is absolutely vital. You’re four times more likely to die in a fire if you don’t have a smoke alarm that works, while 21 people die each year because their smoke alarm had flat or missing batteries. So not only do you need a smoke alarm, you also need to commit to routinely testing it.
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Beyond this, you can enjoy total peace of mind through ensuring that, in the event that a fire should ever break out, it can be effectively contained to prevent it from getting any worse.
In the event of a fire, domestic fire curtains serve to isolate the affected area, preventing the fire from spreading while allowing you and your family to evacuate to safety. More importantly, though, they prevent the spread of smoke, the single biggest killer in domestic fires.
At Fire Curtains Ltd, we offer a complete range of domestic fire curtains, with solutions to suit every conceivable situation. We can design a bespoke fire safety system to suit your unique requirements.