You should always follow proper smoke alarm practices.
This means installing smoke alarms on every floor of your house including your basement if you have one. You should also install a smoke alarm in front of each bedroom in the house, and you should test each smoke alarm at least once per month to ensure they are each working properly. Here’s some food for thought, the larger your home, the more smoke alarms it will need.
Have a plan.
Develop a fire escape plan and share it with each household member. You can even practice some fire escape drills with any children in the house, so they can be aware of what to do in the event a fire occurs in the house. This will also make the children aware of the dangers of a fire.
Be alert when you cook!
If you are cooking, frying, grilling or broiling anything, then you should watch it at all times to ensure nothing goes wrong. Just keeping an eye on what’s cooking can help prevent an accident from occurring. It will also ensure your food doesn’t burn, which will make you, your family and guests happy! Also, never leave anything flammable near a heat source. This means to keep things like oven mitts, paper towels, and wooden utensils away from the oven and any other heat source.
Be mindful of electricity.
Buying, renting, or remodeling your home? Have it inspected by a professional electrician, and if you need any electrical work performed, then you should also have a professional electrician take care of it. Every so often, inspect your electrical cords to ensure they are working properly and are not damaged.
Candles burn bright, but they also burn hot. Be careful with candles.
If using a candle, keep it a safe distance away from anything that is flammable or can quickly catch on fire. You should always turn candles off when you leave a room or before you go to sleep.