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August 02, 2021

What Causes House Fires In Fayetteville

As a homeowner, one of the scariest threats to your home and family members is the chance of fire. The U.S. Fire Administration calculated in 2019 that American homeowners took on approximately $1.6 billion in costs as the result of unintentional or unattended fires. The terrible truth is fires are unpredictable and many times stoppable -- if you know where to act. And, fortunately, you have a monitored fire alarm that gets you emergency responders ASAP should you experience an emergency.

What Causes House Fires In Fayetteville?

Fires may start in any spot without notice in the home. However, you can lessen the danger of a blaze if you take precautions around the following objects:

  • Stoves and Ovens: Cooking is the leading cause, by a huge margin, of a house fire in Fayetteville. Cooking-related fires most often start when the kitchen goes unattended during meal preparation. Water tossed on a grease fire can quickly expand a flame that would on the other hand die out.

  • Candles: Nodding off in an area with a burning candle is risky, even when you use a high-sided candle holder. The flame can blow and catch a curtain ablaze if left near a window, and a dog or cat can topple candlesticks in their playing. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that just over 7,600 houses were damaged due to candle-related fires between 2014-2018.

  • Electrical wires: Old electrical circuit interrupters, “tamper-resistant” electrical outlets, degrading or incorrectly set up lighting, and frayed lamp cords are all prone to sparks. Be sure not to overload your outlets or plug an item in with uncovered wiring. If for any reason you hear crackling or catch a whiff of smoke from the outlet, power down the breaker off prior to investigating.
  • Space Heaters: Look past coiled space heaters because debris, like dust, paper or plastic scraps, or bed sheets can accidentally make contact and spark up. However, you need to make sure to check on fan and ceramic space heaters for the entire duration of operation.
  • Cigarettes: Solely in 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 17,000 house fires started by smoking paraphernalia. If you enjoy tobacco that smokes indoors, be certain they never take a nap with a cigarette or smoke in bed. And fully extinguish your paraphernalia prior to placing it into a garbage can.

A Monitored Smoke Detector Will Brings Help Quickly When It Senses A Fire

If a fire should start, you will need to have an effective discovery system to inform your loved ones as soon as possible. A traditional smoke alarm is adequate but is limited to alerting you if smoke is in thick clouds. A state-of-the-art fire alarm -- a piece of equipment that's tied to your home security system -- can sense both smoke and climbing heat and is better equipped to make sure everyone is safe.

A monitored fire alarm has many means it can alert you of rising heat. Your alarms can alert your loved ones with an ear-piercing alarm and an alert to your mobile device. Then your 24/7 monitoring experts gets a hold of the fire department. And should you be somewhere where you’re unable to race home when a fire breaks out, you can rest assured that your monitoring agent can help coordinate communication between you and the fire department.

Get Your Monitored Fire Alarms From Secure24 Alarm Systems

The chance of house fires in Fayetteville should never be discounted, but you can have peace of mind if you have a monitored fire alarm on the premises. Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we’ll help you install all the smoke sensors you need with a cutting-edge home security system. Call (910) 275-4051 or submit the form below to get started.