How to Keep Your Bedroom Safe From Fire Hazards


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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