If you’re a property owner, you’re likely aware of the major appliances in your home that are potential fire hazards. However, there are typically dozens of items in every property that can just as easily start a fire that most people never even think about. We strive to give you the tools and knowledge you need to keep your home or business as safe as possible, which is why we’re here to run down some of the most unexpected fire hazards that you may have in your property.
Most people keep printer paper, newspapers, or some other type of paper in their building, but this isn’t always a safe thing to do. For example, if you keep a pile of old newspapers in your bathroom near a heating vent they could potentially catch fire if they get too hot. Paper is highly flammable, so it should be stored in a place that is both cool and dry.
LAPTOP COMPUTERS CAN BE A FIRE HAZARD
Something else to watch out for is your computers, and specifically your laptops. Most laptops, especially older models, overheat if left on for too long. This is especially true if the cooling vents inside are blocked. So, if you set your laptop on your bed and go to do something else for a while, make sure the device is shut off. Most laptops will automatically shut off if they become too hot, but this isn’t always the case.
Besides paper and everyday devices like laptops, you should also be aware of things like dust and dryer lint. While something as innocuous as dust may never seem dangerous, it can be depending on where it gathers. If you have large piles of dust covering a heating source, there is a chance is could catch on fire and even cause the source to overheat.
These are just a few of the many unexpected fire hazards that you may find in your property. For more fire safety tips, keep checking back with our blog!
Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler Company is your local fire protection expert protecting the Northeast region of the United States. We have been designing, installing, and servicing fire protection equipment for the residential industry for over 70 years. We will help you learn more about how fire protection equipment can help save you and your loved ones in the event of a fire along with your residence. Contact us for more information.