Most Common Causes for House Fires

Believe it or not the most common reason for house fires is cooking and cooking equipment, about 100,000 house fires annually. According wikihow, the best way to avoid this problem is by standing in the kitchen while cooking, and when you leave the kitchen for whatever reason, whether it is to answer a phone call or to go to the bathroom, you need to turn off the stove. It almost sounds ridiculous, but it won’t after your house burns down while you are sitting on the crapper. The second most common reason for house fires is heating equipment, around 75,000 yearly. To avoid this problem look for improperly grounded receptacles. Most appliances need to have a “three pronged” (grounded) receptacle, but people will sometimes use an adapter to bypass this safety feature, or even break a ground prong off an appliance cord. The best thing to do is to hire a professional, but there are plenty of guides online like wikihow that can help you do it yourself. The third most common reason for house fires is arson. Unfortunately, this is the least preventable, although its not nearly as common as cooking fires, 55,000 fires annually. You can instal a sprinkler system to go off when triggered by a smoke detector, this way fires can be extinguished whether you are at home or not.

Be aware of your living environment, the more you are aware the less likely an accident may happen. As human beings we are the most adaptable creatures in the food chain. Use the gifts that god gave us and you will see yourself rewarded.

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