There are a few causes of house fires that may seem obvious, while others less so. Regardless, it’s very crucial to know all about them to potentially stop a fire breakout in your property. To know more about this, let’s discuss some of the most common reasons why house fire takes place: 

Christmas tree 

Christmas decorations and Christmas trees are among the common reasons for fire breakout, especially during the winter seasons. Regardless if you have a fake tree or a real tree, it still won’t matter if you cover it in Christmas lights and some flammable materials such as garland and tinsel. When a tree ignites, it will be overwhelmed with flames within only a couple of seconds. Once the tree is entirely lit, then that could experience a major issue of having a massive scale of a house fire. So, before going to bed or leaving your house, make sure to turn off the decorations and lights on your Christmas tree. Also, see to it that you change your outdated lights with LED lights, which don’t become as hot as the traditional ones.  

Heating 

In older houses, space heaters and baseboards are pretty prevalent and mostly used especially during the cold seasons. Once fabrics like drapes or sheets are left too close to the heat, they potentially catch fire. Any heater that needs fuel to work is also hazardous similar to how dangerous electric heaters are since it’s prone to faulty wiring. So, keeping portable far from anything flammable is always a great idea to guarantee that they are cooled and off before putting them away. Never leave any kind of old heater home if you’re not at your house.  

Home cooking 

Fires associated with cooking accumulates nearly half of the entire cases of residential fire. Usually, they are due to a stovetop/oven unintentionally left on or overheated grease. When grease is sufficiently hot, there’s a tendency that it’ll ignite. To prevent kitchen fires, make sure not to leave the oven or stove switched on if you plan to go out of your property. Once something starts to spark, you can actually keep it from developing by turning the appliance off and smothering the fire with a metal lid. Any portable appliances should be left to cool and cleaned before they are stored.   

Electrical fires 

Electrical fires usually happen due to various reasons all of which can wind up being pretty devastating. One of the more typical reasons is due to igniting and sparking short circuits close to building materials. Moreover, overloaded circuits caused by overheating and current are among the causes of house fires as well. Electrical fires are known as one of the most fatal since they are kept undetected and hidden away until it’s too late. So, whenever you decide to move into a new home, make sure to hire a certified electrician who can assess the home’s electrical wiring and guarantee that it’s safe.  

In case you experience a fire breakout, do not hesitate to reach out to a reputable and skilled fire restoration specialist from EcoTek Pro as soon as possible.