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Fire-Proofing Your Home: A Handy Guide

Smart Safety Starts Before You Install a Fire Alarm System

With summer just around the corner, you’re likely enjoying the warm weather in Hartford, CT. But with the pleasant atmosphere and beautiful foliage comes a risk of potential wildfires. Fires can strike at any time, so it’s important to invest in a fire alarm system that can keep you informed and alert the authorities when one happens. But the best way to fight a fire is before it starts. Here, we’ll show you how you can fire-proof your home this year so you can sit back and enjoy the season.

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Start Outside

Fires can start anywhere, but the ones you can’t prevent are often the most dangerous. Wildfires are a serious threat, especially as the air begins to dry up and the temperature begins to swelter. Ensure that your yard and home exterior are fire-resistant to minimize potential damage.

While planning your landscape, be sure to set resistant plants and foliage along the perimeter. Plants like live oak, sycamore, and lavender don’t catch fire easily, so they can help prevent it from spreading into your yard.

Additionally, you can use flame-resistant materials for the exterior of your home. Brick and concrete for the walls; tile and metal for the roof. These materials will make it much less likely that your home will catch fire.

Consider Your Interior

Many fires in old-construction homes start due to faulty wiring. If you’re moving into an older home, ensure your technology installation partner takes a look at the wiring as they retrofit the space with smart technology solutions. If your installer isn’t a certified electrician, they can put you in touch with a trusted one.

Among the smart features you can enjoy, consider a fire alarm system that integrates with your lighting and entry system to make alerts and escape easy. A monitoring partner can notify the fire department if there’s an emergency or turn off the alarm if it’s falsely tripped.

Of course, you can also stay safe by keeping heat sources clear of flammable debris, ensuring fire extinguishers are within easy reach, and by cooking in well-ventilated areas.

Consult a Professional

At Safe Home Security, we’re dedicated to protecting your property. If you’re interested in learning more about smart fire safety tips, click the button at the bottom of your screen to start chatting with a live representative today.

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