Topics: Electricity, Flame, Carbon monoxide Pages: 2 (659 words) Published: June 18, 2013
Title: How to make a home safe
Overall, our homes present accident-prone environments and there are sober facts and statistics to prove this argument right. Misfortunes at home happen with all of us, especially children and aged people. Therefore, the situation necessities close consideration of home safety process.  One of the most important concerns is fire safety, since fires mostly start suddenly and unexpectedly able to damage home and our belongings therein in counted seconds. Most importantly, fire hazard endangers our life. In terms of safety process, to prevent fire from starting, it is necessary to sustain all heaters and (open) fires well-guarded. It is recommended to apply in-built guards that are provide extra protection, as well as nursery guards with side clips fitting into fixed wall brackets. Furthermore, portable heaters and candles should be kept away from away from curtains and furniture in a safe position where they cannot get knocked over. Next, it is advisable not to air or dry clothes near cookers or open fire. Smoking in bed should be eliminated as far as possible since this alone may cause a lot of trouble. Since the majority of fires start in the kitchen, no objects should be left unattended while cooking, boiling, frying or heating. Matches and lighters should be kept out of children reach. To eliminate fire risks, approved smoke detectors should be fit on each floor. In addition alarm signals and escape routes should be established. Regarding electrical safety, it is advisable that all electric devices are treated with respect. To this end, wiring installation should be checked by approved contractors to ensure that overall system of electricity supply functions properly. To avoid electrical hazards, appliances with damaged or worn flexes should not be used; at that wire flexes cannot be used in conjunction. Portable mains-operated appliances should be kept out of the bathroom. Electric blankets should be checked and serviced and...
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