How to Keep Your Bedroom Safe From Fire Hazards

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How to Keep Your Bedroom Safe From Fire Hazards. There are several simple things you can do to keep your bedroom safe from fire hazards. Take a look around your bedroom today to make sure it's as safe as possible - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Things You'll Need

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Combination Smoke/carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Check all electrical wires and cords for appliances that you use in the bedroom. Make sure the cords aren't frayed. Dispose of all broken electrical appliances.

  • Avoid using extension cords - use junction boxes with built-in ground fault interrupters (GFIs) instead. If there's a surge or short in the appliance, wiring or plug, the GFI will shut down the power.

  • Make sure matches and lighters are kept out of the reach of children. Put them in high places where tiny hands can't get to them.

  • Avoid using candles in the bedroom. If you choose to use them, place them in safe, nonflammable holders. Extinguish candles when you leave the bedroom.

  • Make sure heater vents aren't blocked by long curtains or furniture.

  • Avoid stuffing closets with loads of things. A fire could break out and you may not know it right away.

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