We all want our home or office to be safe and peaceful, but there will always be a slight risk of fire hazard. So, it is important to know some basic safety precautions because fire hazard is one of the most causes of accidents in our homes and offices and it could lead to tremendous damages. However, a fire hazard can always be prevented, but it is still a highly ignored risk, especially in Australia.
With proper precautions, we can prevent fire or at least minimise the damage and loss it can cause. There are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself and your family from fire accidents.
Fire safety tips in your home
Home fires can happen any time and it poses serious dangers to anybody in that property. In fact, when a fire breaks out in a home, the inhabitants just have two minutes to escape since fire can spread fast and can engulf the house in only 5 minutes.
So, when you’re in the kitchen and fire suddenly occurs, you shouldn’t use water to put it out because it will only help spread the fire. Also, you should always turn off any kitchen appliance after use, or just turn the main power switch off. Lastly, never leave your kids unattended in the kitchen, especially if you have flammable materials in your kitchen like oven mitts, paper towel, etc.
It is also wise to use concrete material in all of your kitchen fixtures including your kitchen island or sink since concrete does not burn and it can retain its strength even in high temperatures.
When it comes to your outdoor area, there are a few things you should check to prevent any fire accidents. Firstly, you need to determine if your roof is fire retardant, so you need to make sure that your roof is treated with fire retardant processes. For this purpose, you should contact your building contractor and have your roof treated with the necessary fire-retardant compound.
If you’re grilling in your backyard, you shouldn’t use gasoline on a grill since this has a tendency blow up the fire instantaneously and you might even catch fire in your clothes and skin. So, if you’re reviving fire in your grill, it’s better to use dry kindling than gasoline.
Use concrete building materials in your home
We also recommend you use concrete when building your patio since it is more versatile, fire-proof and safer than a timber deck. Also, a concrete patio is smoother, cleaner, and can be cast to form various geometric shapes, which is quite stylish. It’s also possible to use concrete furniture in your backyard since it is more durable and a non-combustible alternative to wood or timber. While you may think of concrete as cold and ugly, a variety of finishing options are available to give it the look you desire.
So, if you want to protect your home from fire, we suggest you use concrete more in some of your fixtures since it can minimise the risks of fire and it’s not that expensive either, and it is easy to maintain. Therefore, you can never go wrong if you choose concrete in your construction or renovation projects.