23 Scary Signs Your Home Is a Fire Risk
It’s every person’s worst nightmare to be awoken in the middle of the night by the smell of smoke. And unfortunately, this scenario is all too common: According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were approximately 355,400 home fires between 2012 and 2016 alone, which caused $6.5 billion in property damage, 11,670 injuries, and 2,560 deaths. While regularly testing your smoke detectors, having fire extinguishers handy, and not smoking can all reduce your risk of a structure fire, there are many surprising factors that can contribute to a fire in your home that you probably don’t know about. Read on to discover what top fire safety professionals want you to know to stay safe.
By Sarah Crow