Preventing household fires is not only important because your manufactured or modular home is one of the largest investments you will make, but also because you want to keep your family safe. The best way to do this is to take numerous precautions that can help house fire prevention.

Here's a checklist of fire safety tips to help keep your family and your home investment safe.

Household Fire Prevention Checklist

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Quick Facts About Household Fires from the National Fire Protection Association

The following quick facts from the National Fire Protection Association display the number of fires every year that are generally preventable. You can reduce the number of yearly household fires by following our house fire prevention tips each day to increase home safety.

As you can see from these statistics, being conscious of the fire hazards in your home is very important. By using the household fire prevention checklist we've provided, you can take the necessary precautions to avoid a fire, helping you keep your family safe.

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Preventing Kitchen Grease Fires

One of the key areas to pay attention to when it comes to house fire prevention is your kitchen. Kitchen grease fires can get out of control and escalate quickly if you're not careful.

To prevent a grease fire in your kitchen, follow these tips:

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It's also important to know how to stop a grease fire if it does start in your kitchen. The steps you can take to stop a grease fire on your stovetop from spreading are as following:

  1. Smother the fire by sliding a lid over the pan

  2. Turn off the heat source immediately

  3. Leave the pan covered until it's completely cooled

  4. Do not add water to a grease fire

Also, it's important to note that if you're grilling, you must be on the lookout for a grill grease fire. You should keep your grill clean and free of grease buildup that could lead to a fire. Never attempt to extinguish a grease fire with water.

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Using these kitchen fire prevention and home fire prevention tips will give you peace of mind and allow you to enjoy homeownership. At HomeFirst, we offer mobile home insurance and home protection advice to give you just that, peace of mind.