The house is home to a fair few fire hazards that can result in serious damage, not to mention put family members in danger in the case of an acute fire. Luckily, there is always something we can do to reduce the risk of fire, and that includes considering hidden fire hazards in your home.
You see, whilst it is great to avoid noticeable dangers, like never leaving a candle or cigarette unattended, not even for a second, there are still less obvious dangers to consider, like those listed below. Visit relkogroup.com today and discover how we can help you with fire and flood restoration.
Faulty or Damaged Wiring
You may have drilled holes in the walls for screws or perhaps your wiring wasn’t installed properly; in either case, it could be a disaster just waiting to happen. Often overlooked, faulty wiring is a serious risk, as it can spark and set a flammable material alight, depending on the extent of the damage.
Another factor that not many people take note of, but tend to get frustrated with all the same, is loose connections when it comes to plugs, especially those between the cable and plug itself. If this issue isn’t replaced or dealt with, plugs can start to get extremely hot and may pose a risk, if, again, anything flammable is left lying around.
Understandably, as a homeowner, you don’t want wires draping everywhere, but overloading the closest plug socket to the sofa is not the way to go about space-saving. Instead, make use of sockets around the property to avoid overheating and a potential fire.
These are just three fire hazards at home that are often overlooked by homeowners. If you have sadly experienced a fire, as fire and flood restoration specialists, we are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more about how we can help restore not only your property, but your quality of life too.