Always Prepared: Boston Fire Inspection Checklist

Always Prepared: Boston Fire Inspection Checklist

Fire accidents can happen to anyone at any time, which is why it’s important to ensure your property has adequate protection against such disasters. Even modern building materials will eventually succumb to fire and cause problems, which is why you need to make sure you have an egress route ready for use at all times. Boston fire inspection professionals can make sure your property is up to standards. At Boston Ironworks, we recommend you consult this checklist to ensure your property is ready for inspection.

1. Electrical Cords

Check all electrical cords for cuts, damage, and fraying. Damaged electrical cords are a big fire hazard.

2. Appliances

If too many appliances are plugged into the same electrical outlets, they can be a major fire hazard. Make sure all appliances; especially those that consume a lot of electrical load are plugged into different electrical sockets.

3. Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are essential for your safety because they ensure you have a warning system in place. These alarms will immediately inform you if there’s a fire so you and your family can get out of your property and head towards safety.

4. Fire Escape Routes

You need proper egress routes in order to escape from fire and normal exit routes just aren’t as secure. You need to have dedicated egress routes and a fire escape on your property for it to pass the Boston fire inspection.

5. Kitchen Safety

The kitchen is one of the most common sources of fire because it has appliances like ovens, microwaves, and stoves. Make sure these appliances are well-maintained and all inflammable items are away from the stove.

6. Chimney

You need to clean and maintain the chimney at least once a year, especially if you burn wood in it. Unclean chimneys are a big fire hazard and can cause a number of problems. Poorly maintained ones will not pass any inspection of your property.

7. Portable Space Heaters

Portable space heaters are a fire hazard because they’re usually placed near flammable walls with furniture and curtains. You need to make sure these devices are placed at least a meter away from anything that has the potential to burn.

For questions and enquires on Boston fire inspection, you can call Boston Ironworks at 617 657 3117. You can also fill in this contact us form. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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