1. Constantly Inspect Your Home Every now and then, do a general check on your home’s electrical works, the air conditioning and the gas installation. Most fire incidents are as a result of the failure of one of those.
2. Avoid overloading your electrical outlets Do not overload your sockets and junction boxes all in the name of maximizing the outlet. If you must connect several devices to one outlet, make use of an extension box and spread the load.
3. Be sensitive to unusual smells Wires/cables melt when overloaded. These give off a foul smell that can rapidly spark a fire if not nipped in the bud. These are most rampant with air conditioners and heaters. Gas pipes too sometimes leak due to age or damage by external forces. Always trace all smells and make necessary repairs at all times.
4. Never use non-professionals for your household installations and repairs.Employ professional electricians for all electrical purposes to ensure you use the right components for your electrical works.
5. Keep an extra eye on your gas cylinder Check the valves for any leakages, loose fittings etc. You should also ensure that the pipe conveying gas to the burner isn’t close to any naked light that may melt it so as to avoid a conflagration. Never put the gas cylinder inside the kitchen; keep it outside so as to reduce any damage in case of a fire outbreak.
6. Keep matches and lighters away from children Children by their very nature are inquisitive. Matches and lighters should be kept away from them at all times. Restrict them from your cooking area and teach them not to play with matches and lighters.
But we all know life can happen unexpectedly, however, with the FBN General Insurance Householder Policy, you can rest assured that your household items are secured, come what may. Talk to us today to know how. Reach out to us now:
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