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Fireproofing your accommodation

 

One of the most important aspects of ensuring guest safety is fire prevention. 
As a property owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that guests are protected from fire hazards.

Install smoke detectors

Smoke detectors are mandatory in every home and it is crucial to install them in your accommodation as well.
These devices can detect smoke quickly and alert residents to the presence of fire. Smoke detectors can save lives by providing early warning and giving residents enough time to evacuate. Therefore, it is essential to have smoke detectors installed in all rooms of your vacation home, including the kitchen, bedrooms and living areas.

 

Prevent short circuits in appliances

Short circuits in electrical appliances are also a common cause of house fires. A short circuit can occur when the electric current flows along the path of least resistance, generating heat and possibly causing a fire. Therefore, always use power strips with surge protectors.

Using power strips with surge protectors can protect your appliances from voltage spikes, which can cause short circuits.
Second, regularly inspect electrical cords for damage, such as fraying or cracking, which can expose the wires and cause a short circuit.
Replace damaged cords immediately.

Annual heating inspection

Many fires are caused by faulty heating systems. Therefore, it is extremely important to vte inspect and maintain all heating systems in your property. This includes furnaces, boilers and heaters. Regular inspections and maintenance will ensure that these systems are working correctly and are not a fire hazard. Inspecting and maintaining your property's heating systems is a crucial step in ensuring the safety of your guests and preventing fires.

Place a fire extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are a basic fire prevention tool.
They can be used to extinguish small fires before they become larger. It is recommended that you have at least one fire extinguisher in your accommodation. Make sure the fire extinguisher is easily accessible and that all occupants know how to use it. Fire extinguishers have a limited lifespan, so it is necessary to make sure they do not expire.
Most fire extinguishers have an expiration date and it is recommended to replace them every 5-15 years, depending on the type and manufacturer.

Avoid flammable materials

Many fires in homes are caused by combustible materials.
These materials can be curtains, bedding, paper and other items that can ignite quickly. Therefore, it is crucial to keep combustible materials away from heat sources. These include stoves, fireplaces and heating systems. Make sure your accommodation is free of unnecessary clutter and flammable items.
To avoid flammable materials in your accommodation, first look at your furniture and decorations.
Choose materials that are less likely to catch fire, such as leather, metal or glass.
Do not use materials that can easily ignite, such as curtains or drapes made of synthetic fabrics or bedding made of combustible materials.

Inspect your accommodation

Finally, it is recommended that you yourself thoroughly inspect your accommodation annually for any fire hazards such as outdated electrical equipment or improperly installed appliances.
For your peace of mind, rest assured that your property is in top condition and safe for guests.