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August 02, 2021

What Causes House Fires In Little Rock

As a homeowner, one of the most menacing threats to your property and loved ones is the potential for a fire. The U.S. Fire Administration projected in 2019 that American homeowners suffered about $1.6 billion in losses as the result of accidental or negligent fires. The terrible truth is fires are sudden and are often stoppable -- with a little knowledge of where to look. And, luckily, you are equipped with a monitored fire alarm that gets you aid immediately if you ever have an outbreak.

What Causes House Fires In Little Rock?

Fires can spark in nearly any place with no warning in the home. However, you can lower the danger of a house fire if you take safety measures around the following objects:

  • Stoves and Ovens: Cooking is far and away the leading cause of a house fire in Little Rock. Kitchen-related blazes most often result when the kitchen is left neglected while making the meal. Water thrown on a grease fire only works to spread a flame that would otherwise die out.

  • Candles: Nodding off in an area with a lit candle is problematic, even if you’re using a deep candle holder. The flame can easily catch a curtain ablaze if left near a window, and a dog or cat can topple candlesticks in their playing. The National Fire Protection Association approximates that just over 7,600 properties were damaged due to candle-related incidents between 2014-2018.

  • Electrical wires: Old electrical circuit interrupters, “tamper-resistant” electrical outlets, malfunctioning or improperly set up lighting, and split lamp cords is a big risk. Don't overload your outlets or plug anything in with exposed wires. And if you hear a pop or detect smoke from the outlet, flip the breaker off before your investigation.
  • Space Heaters: Skip over coiled space heaters because debris, like dust bunnies, paper or plastic scraps, or covers can end up in and catch fire. However, you should also check on fan and ceramic space heaters at all times when in use.
  • Cigarettes: Solely in 2014, U.S. fire departments fought blazes in more than 17,000 home fires triggered by cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. If you have tobacco products in the house, make sure they never fall asleep with a cigarette or lay in bed with one. And fully snuff out your cigarette before you toss it into a trash can.

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

If a fire does break out, you definitely want to have an early discovery system to notify your loved ones as soon as possible. A traditional smoke alarm might be sufficient but is only able to alert you if smoke is abundant. A state-of-the-art fire alarm -- a security device that's tied to your home security devices -- is able to sense both smoke and excess heat and can do more to ensure your family is safe.

A monitored fire alarm has many methods by which it can alert you of rising heat. Your alarms can alert your loved ones with an incredibly loud alarm and a message to your mobile device. All the while, your ever-vigilant monitoring experts will contact the fire department. And should you be somewhere in which you can't speed home when a fire starts, 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 chance of house fires in Little Rock should never be discounted, but you can have peace of mind if you install a monitored fire alarm in your home. Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we’ll help you get all the fire alarms you need with a comprehensive home security system. Call (501) 226-1522 or send in the form below to begin.