How Fireproof is Your Mobile Home?

How fireproof is your mobile home? How well do you think your home covers you from a fire? Did you check all the boxes that comply with fire safety? You don’t even know what the boxes are? Alright we have to fix that and get you up to date before you move next to any other mobile estates.

First and foremost you have to make sure all alarms are up and running. Be aware that your smoke alarms are charged and working. You can do this by looking for the green light located on most units. If there is no light or a different color you should locate your manual for more information. Also be sure to never remove or disable these units. It is your best line of defense when it comes to fires. Be sure to keep them at least 20 feet away from any place that produces steam or smoke in a controlled manner. This means be sure to keep them out of kitchens and bathrooms so you do not experience false alarms. When you are finished installing or inspecting one you need to be sure you have more. Every room should essentially have a fire alarm besides the mentioned rooms, which need to have some in the vicinity.

Next is to not overload your electrical units. Do not have too many pieces of equipment attached to the same outlet. This can cause an unusual amount of power to an area which can either heat up to cause fire or spark to cause a fire. Be sure to use only one and at most two power strips per outlet and make sure they have space between each other. The most common occurrence is when residents plug in an abundant amount of Christmas light to the family tree. Heat builds up and causes a fire which gets exacerbated by the tree and spreads the fire. Things like wrong light bulbs in sockets can also cause house fires along with many other power related items. Be sure to check the wattage of your outlets and ports making note of what the capacity is so your home can stay safe.

Lastly be sure you know where your fire extinguisher is located and if it is up to date. Many homeowners do not pay attention to the life of their extinguishers and often have expired ones. So when a fire does break out you are ill prepared to take care of it. 

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