According to fire experts, the many fatalities resulting from fires in our homes could reduce to virtually zero, if householders just made themselves more aware of their domestic situation, and what causes fires in the first place. Mr-Skill has a passion for safety both at home and at work, and any accident prevented is good news indeed! We dedicate this article to the matter of safety, with a particular focus on the common causes of fires at home. Creating awareness is the first step towards a better understanding, and averting potential disaster.
Invariably, these result from using faulty appliances, or from unsupervised pots and pans left alone during the cooking process. Open frying takes pole position when it comes to serious kitchen fires. The message is clear:
- Have your appliances checked by an electrician if you suspect any safety issues. You can find an electrician right here on Mr-Skill – we have several members on board and on call to assist you now.
- Never leave a pot or pan unattended on the hob, and keep a careful watch over food cooking in the oven too.
- If you fry frequently, rather buy yourself a modern sealed appliance such as an air fryer. Apart from fire safety, you can dramatically reduce the cooking odours in your home too, not to mention the calories adding to your midrift!
Central Heating Fires
Faulty equipment, malfunctions, and dust make our home heating systems the second most common cause of home fires. During the winter months, our heating systems are running 24/7, so get an electrical quote right here, and have your central heating system serviced regularly. Mr-Skill loves the timeless adage that prevention is far better than cure!
Cigarettes, candles and general electrical fires are all potential threats in our homes. Many of our regular London electricians are amazed at the sheer carelessness that all too often results in a devastating home fire. As one of them put it recently “a naked flame in an enclosed space is a recipe for disaster, particularly where children are concerned”. It all boils down to vigilance and common sense, but one last word from Mr-Skill – make sure you know all your emergency contact numbers, and teach your kids what to do if they find themselves in an emergency.