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Chemical Fires At Home

5/3/2023 (Permalink)

Did you know that an average of 1,700 home fires per year are caused by instances of spontaneous combustion or chemical reaction? (Source)

Chemicals you use in your home can be dangerous to your health and the environment. To keep your family safe, follow these safety tips from the U.S. Fire Administration when you use, store or throw them out.

  • Follow the instructions on the label when you use and store household chemicals.

  • Don’t mix products. This can cause deadly gases or cause a fire.

  • Store products in their original containers.

  • Store anything that can catch on fire away from your home.

  • Only fill portable gasoline containers outdoors in an airy area. Make sure to place the container on the ground when you fill it.

  • Never store materials that can cause a fire in the sun or near an open flame or heat source.

  • Store these materials out of the reach of children and pets.

  • Use safety locks and guardrails on shelves and cabinets when you store materials. This will prevent them from falling or tipping.

  • Wear gloves or goggles when you use these materials.

We hope this post helped you think about how you can continue to keep your home and your family safe when storing, using or discarding chemical products.

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