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August 02, 2021

What Causes House Fires In Tucson And Methods To Avoid Them

When you’re a homeowner, one of the most menacing dangers to your house and family is the chance of fire. The U.S. Fire Administration projected in 2019 that American homeowners underwent approximately $1.6 billion in losses as the result of unintentional or unattended fires. Sadly, fires are sudden and many times stoppable -- if you know where to act. And hopefully you are equipped with a monitored fire alarm that gets you emergency responders ASAP if you ever have an outbreak.

What Causes House Fires In Tucson?

Fires may start anywhere at any time in the house. However, you can lessen the threat of fire if you take precautions around the following items:

  • Stoves and Ovens: Cooking is far and away the leading cause of a house fire in Tucson. Kitchen-related fires commonly begin when the kitchen goes unattended while cooking food. Water tossed on a grease fire can quickly spread a flame that would otherwise be contained.

  • Candles: Nodding off in a room with a lit candle is dangerous, even if you’re using a recessed candle holder. The flame can blow and catch a curtain ablaze if left near a window, and animals can topple candlesticks in their playing. The National Fire Protection Association projects that just over 7,600 homes were damaged because of candle-related incidents between 2014-2018.

  • Electrical wires: Faulty electrical circuit interrupters, “tamper-resistant” electrical outlets, degrading or poorly set up lighting, and frayed lamp cords is a big risk. Be sure not to overwhelm your outlets or plug any object in with bare wiring. And if you hear popping or smell smoke from the outlet, power down the breaker off before investigating.
  • Space Heaters: Skip over coiled space heaters because junk, like dust bunnies, paper or plastic scraps, or bed sheets can accidentally make contact and alight. However, you should also check on fan and ceramic space heaters at all times when in usage.
  • Cigarettes: In 2014 alone, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 17,000 residence fires caused by smoking paraphernalia. If you enjoy tobacco who partakes inside, ensure they never pass out with a cigarette or lay in bed with one. And fully put out your paraphernalia prior to placing it into a trash can.

A Monitored Smoke Detector Will Brings Help Quickly When You Have A Fire

If a fire should break out, you have to have an early warning system to alert your loved ones before it gets serious. A traditional smoke alarm could suffice but is only able to alert you if smoke is really billowing. An advanced fire alarm -- a security device that's pair with your home security system -- is powerful enough to detect both smoke and excess heat and can do more to make sure everyone is safe.

A monitored fire alarm has multiple it can inform you of rising heat. Your alarms can inform you with an ear-piercing siren and a message to your cell phone. Then your always-on monitoring experts will contact the fire department. And if you're ever somewhere in which you can't race you your house when a fire blazes, you can have peace of mind that your monitoring agent will facilitate contact between you and first responders.

Utilize Monitored Fire Alarms From Secure24 Alarm Systems

The possibility of house fires in Tucson should never be written off, but you can rest assured if you use a monitored fire alarm on hand. Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we’ll help you install all the smoke sensors you need with a comprehensive home security system. Call (520) 485-5682 or fill out the form below to get started.

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