Fire safety products for the family home

Ensuring that your family and home are always safe is extremely important, that’s why installing fire safety product for your home is vital to keeping your loved ones well protected.

According to the fire safety in the home document on the Government’s website, faulty electrics cause around 6,000 home fires across the country every year. Candles, cigarettes and heaters are also common risks of fire in the home.

London Fire Brigade mention that fires are more likely to start in your kitchen than any other room in your house, with around half of home fires being caused by cooking accidents. Therefore, besides having fire safety products in your family home, you should also educate yourself and your loved ones about fire safety and what to do in the event of a fire.

Most likely you’ve already taken the standard safety procedures, such as teaching your children not to play with matches or candles and equipping your home with smoke detectors, fire alarms and fire extinguishers. However, there are other essential fire safety products you should be aware of, which will both help you to act quickly in the event of a fire and will help you control small fires.

Fire door retainers prevent the fire from spreading further into your home. The fire door retainer is a wireless fire safety product, which holds open fire doors and automatically closes them on the sound of the fire alarm.

Most homes have a letterbox in their front doorway. In the event of a fire, letter boxes have the potential to allow direct passage of flames and hot fumes, therefore, installing an intumescent letter plate is crucial. Intumescent Letter Plates will expand when exposed to heat, thus sealing any gaps in the letterbox to prevent fire or hot gases to get through.

The circulation of smoke and harmful toxins created by a fire can be harmful to anyone present. With Fire and Smoke Seals you’ll be able to contain the circulation of these fumes by blocking the fire from leaving rooms.

Ironmongery Experts website www.ironmongeryexperts.co.uk have all the necessary fire safety products to keep both your home and your family safe. As a family-run business, they understand that family is priority number one and protecting the ones you love is of the utmost importance.

Nevertheless, always remember to turn your electrical appliances off when you are not in the house, especially your cooker and heaters, unless they are designed to be left on, such as your fridge. Put cigarettes and candles out properly. Flameless candles are a good alternative to normal ones, as they still provide light and mood but never run the risk of starting a fire. Lastly, make sure exists are always kept clear.

This fire safety article was written by David Newman, award-winning blogger and Managing Director at Ad Lab eCommerce Magento Website Designers.

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