7 Fire Hazards in Your Home to Watch Out For

Faulty Wiring

Watch out for exposed wires, damaged cords, overloaded outlets, and outdated electrical systems that can lead to electrical fires.

Unattended Cooking

Never leave cooking unattended, especially with open flames or hot surfaces. Keep flammable items away from the stove.

Heating Appliances

Keep heating appliances, such as space heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces, clear of flammable materials and follow manufacturer's instructions for safe use.

Candles and Open Flames

Use candles safely, keep them away from curtains, furniture, and other flammable objects, and never leave them burning unattended.

Smoking Indoors

Avoid smoking indoors, but if you do, use deep, sturdy ashtrays and ensure cigarettes are fully extinguished.

Clutter and Storage

Keep clutter, paper, and flammable materials away from heat sources and ensure proper storage of flammable liquids like gasoline and solvents.

Appliance Malfunctions

Regularly inspect appliances for signs of malfunction, such as sparking, unusual odors, or overheating, and address issues promptly.