4 Easy Tips That Will Help Prevent Fires in Your Tuscaloosa Apartment

 

It doesn't take much for a fire to spark.  And, unfortunately, when you've got other apartments next to, under, and over you, it doesn't take much time for a fire to spread and become catastrophic.

Want to help prevent fires in your Tuscaloosa apartment?  Follow these 4 tips:

 

1.  Abide by the rules

Most of the apartment complexes in Tuscaloosa are non-smoking, meaning that you can't smoke anywhere inside your unit.  While this rule will prevent stinky smoke from bothering anyone, it will also help prevent fires.  After all, a cigarette can't spark a fire if it isn't lit inside your apartment!

 

2.  Stay alert

After a long day at school or work, it might be tempting to curl up on the couch while you wait for that pot of water to boil or for that pan of meat to cook.  But even just a few drops of grease can spark a fire if they fly out of the pan and land on your hot burner.  Or, a pot of boiling water can easily ignite a fire if you fall asleep long enough for all of the water to burn off.

The best way to cook in your Tuscaloosa apartment is to do so alertly.  Stay in the kitchen, and keep an eye on everything that's cooking.  If you really think you might fall asleep while your food cooks, order pizza so that you don't have to cook at all!

 

3.  Be organized

Even if you're wide awake, small mistakes can lead to big fires.  For example, a pot holder can start a fire if even a tiny part of it is touching a hot stove burner.  The same goes for that Styrofoam, plastic, or paper that your food was packaged in. 

Your best bet is to stay organized.  Have a designated spot on the counter for your pot holders and food wrappers that is far away from your stove.

 

4.  Cool it with the cords

You may have an awesome TV, an even cooler sound system, and a bunch of lamps that set the perfect TV-watching ambience, but if you plug everything into the same outlet or extension cord, you're asking for trouble.  Circuits and extension cords aren't designed to power an infinite number of gadgets, and if they become overloaded, it can start a fire.

Also, never run electric cords underneath your carpet.  You may want to hide the cords because they look ugly, but find another way to disguise them.  Between the electricity running through the cord and the fabric and padding that makes up your carpet, the end result can be a fiery disaster!

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