Building A New Home And Worried About Potential Home Fires? What You Can Do

If you are building a new home one of the most important things you can add to make the home safe is a fire prevention system. In one out of every 100 preventable fires, there is a death. If you take this into consideration while constructing your home, you can make sure it doesn't happen to you.

You'll want to work with the local fire prevention agencies and your building contractor to make sure you have everything necessary to be safe included in the home. Here are a few things you'll want to consider.

Fire Detection System

Fire and smoke alarms seem like an obvious option, but making sure you have them in all the right places and that each one has a backup source of power is important. You want to have smoke and gas detectors in every room of the house, and you want to have the detection systems linked to a home security system that will notify the authorities if a fire occurs.

Interior Sprinkler System

An interior sprinkler system will turn on if activated by heat sensors. This system will spray water to put out the fire in the house right away, or to contain the fire until the fire department can get there. People often put these in the kitchen, near a fireplace or in areas where there are appliances that could catch fire.


You should have fire extinguishers available in the home in case they are needed. Put extinguishers in locations where they will be easy to grab. Putting one in the garage, in case there is an oil fire, or near an outdoor grill is ideal, along with in the kitchen and in other areas where there is likely to be a fire. Teaching everyone in the house how to use the extinguishers is important.

Not only should the people in the house know how to use an extinguisher but you also want to go over basic fire safety facts so everyone knows what to do if they do see a fire and need help. Houses will catch fire every day, both new constructions and century-old properties, so make sure you are prepared to keep everyone as safe as possible and to protect your home. Adding these features when you build the house is going to make a huge difference in the amount of property damage you have if a fire starts.  For more information, contact a company like 3D Fire & Safety Ltd.