Planning Your New Home? 5 Ways To Help Protect It From Fire

Now that you're planning your new home, you can make sure it has exactly what you want inside and out – including state-of-the-art fire protection. This is a particularly important consideration if you live in an area that's prone to wildfires. Here are four steps to take to make sure that your new home will be properly protected from fire dangers.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are often the first line of defense against fires, especially if they're installed in your home properly. To provide maximum protection for your home and family, be sure that you have a smoke detector installed in every room. Once you've moved in, make sure you test them once a month and replace the batteries once every three months. The best way to remember batteries is to change them every time the season changes.

Fire Extinguishers

You never know when a small fire is going to get started in your home. Whether it's a grease fire in your kitchen or an electrical fire in your garage, you're going to need to be prepared for those emergency situations. That's where fire extinguishers come in. Be sure you have at least once fire extinguisher inside your home and another one in the garage. This will ensure that you're ready when a fire starts.

Sprinklers

When planning the construction of your new home, you should talk to the contractor about including sprinklers in the plans. Interior fire sprinklers will ensure that each room in your home is protected against fire. The sprinklers you install in your home will activate as soon as intense heat is detected. This will allow the flames to be doused by water before the fire department even arrives. Work with a company like Fire Extinguisher Service Center to install something like this.

Metal Roofing

When it comes to choosing the roofing material for your home, it's important to remember that no roofing material is more fire resistant than metal. Not only that but a metal roof will last longer than other types of roofing material and requires virtually no maintenance. To provide maximum protection against fires, you should talk to your contractor about a metal roof.

Fire-Resistant Landscaping

Landscaping also plays an important role in fireproofing your home, especially if you choose the right type. Ground covering such as ice plant will resist fire, which will help protect your home in a wild fire. In addition to ice plants, various other types of succulents will also help keep fire away from your home. One of the reasons is because succulents contain high amounts of moisture in them.

Now that you're planning your new home, you need to make sure that it's going to be as fireproof as possible. Use the tips provided here to protect your home and family. 

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