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The Top Fire Hazards In Homes And How To Prevent Them

14th April 2023

Fire safety should be a top priority for every homeowner. Understanding the potential fire hazards in your home and taking proactive steps to prevent them can help keep you and your family safe. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the top fire hazards in homes and give you some tips on how you can prevent them.

Cooking Equipment

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Therefore kitchens are the most common place for these types of fires to start. To prevent kitchen fires, you should never leave cooking food unattended, you need to keep flammable objects such as dish towels and oven mitts away from the stove, and make sure to clean up any spills or grease buildup.

Heating Equipment

Space heaters, fireplaces, and other heating equipment are also common causes of fires in the home. To prevent heating-related fires, keep anything that can burn a distance away from heating equipment, and make sure to turn heaters off when you leave the room or go to sleep.

Electrical Equipment

Electrical fires can easily start from overloaded outlets, damaged cords, and faulty wiring. Make sure you never overload outlets, and ensure you replace damaged cords. We recommend calling out an electrician to inspect your wiring if you suspect any issues.


Candles can add warmth and ambience to a home, but they can also be a fire hazard. To prevent candle fires, make sure to keep candles away from anything that can catch fire, such as curtains and bedding, and never leave them burning unattended.


Smoking is another leading cause of home fires. To prevent smoking-related fires, never smoke in bed, use deep ashtrays, and make sure to properly extinguish cigarettes before disposing of them.


Curious children can accidentally start fires by playing with matches, lighters, and other fire-starting tools. Keep these items out of reach and teach children about the dangers of fire.

At Firestoppers, we are committed to helping you prevent fires by offering a range of fire safety solutions. Our team of experts can perform thorough fire risk assessments to identify potential hazards and recommend solutions to address them. We can install smoke detectors and fire alarms, and fire extinguishers to help keep you safe. In addition to our installation services, we also offer training and education to help you understand fire safety and prevention.

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