1. Don't mix bleach and ammonia - this can create a dangerous gas.
When cleaning, avoid mixing bleach and ammonia together. These two chemicals can produce a deadly gas if mixed.
2. Unplug appliances when not in use.
Leaving appliances plugged in when not in use can increase the risk of electrical fires. Unplugging them when not in use can help reduce this risk.
3. Keep cords away from heat sources.
Cords that are too close to heat sources can increase the risk of fire. Keeping cords away from heat sources can help reduce this risk.
4. Test smoke detectors monthly.
Smoke detectors should be tested monthly to ensure that they are working properly in case of a fire.
5. Change furnace filters every 3 months.
Furnace filters should be changed every 3 months to ensure that the furnace is running properly and to reduce the risk of fires.
6. Have a fire escape plan drawn up and rehearsed with your family.
In case of a fire, it is important to have a plan in place for how everyone in the home will escape safely. Make sure to rehearse this plan with your family so that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.
7. Store flammable liquids in approved containers, and keep them away from heat or ignition sources.
Flammable liquids should be stored in approved containers and kept away from heat or ignition sources to reduce the risk of fires.
8. Clean the stovetop after each use.
The stovetop should be cleaned after each use to reduce the risk of fires.Grease and food particles can easily ignite if left on the stovetop for too long.
9. Make sure electrical outlets are covered properly.
Electrical outlets should be covered with outlet covers to prevent children or pets from sticking their fingers or toys into them and getting shocked.