3 STEPS TO PREVENTING HOUSE FIRE may not cover the many intense steps taught to HSE experts. However it could just save your life and those of your loved ones.
An accessible Extinguisher
So the first step and the most important is to have a fire escape plan. A plan you will rehearse with your family or neighbors at least two times in a year. How and what do you practice? You practice your escape; go down on your stomach and forearm to where there is more oxygen and crawl out. You can practice this with your eyes closed, knowing that electricity may be out and it may be dark, practice till you know the route blind folded. You should also note the exit and entrance doors on your property. Make it a fun game to spot the second exit once you are in a new building, giving you an alternative for you in case the main door is blocked.
The second is an old scout motto BE PREPARED. No one is hoping you experience a fire, but as you hope for the best, you should also expect the worst, so be prepared to escape at all times. Always be prepared for a house fire and confirm that your fire alarms, fire extinguishers,and smoke detectors work. A plus is to have an adjustable ladder in case your escape is to be from a window or the roof.
Finally step 3 make safety a habit, you can prevent house fires by taking simple safety precautions. Simply educating those around you especially children. Always turning off your gas when you leave the kitchen. Keep highly flammable items outside the house (gas, gasoline, firewood others). Use lighters as opposed to match sticks. Avoid candles and exposed flames like fireworks inside the house.
Decluttering your home is not as difficult as it may seem, let’s be honest everyone has clutter in their homes whether we want to admit it or not. A cluttered home is not just toxic for your health it can lead to stress. Here are simple steps to help declutter your home from the living room to the kitchen.
How do we begin
Let us start with the living room, it is usually the first place your guests walk into, and can come off as disorganized or messy if there are excess amounts of items. Here are steps to making your living room look put together and sophisticated.
Organize the coffee table
Declutter your entertainment center
Organize your bookshelf
Pick up unused accessories
The bedroom is the second most important area in the home and a perfect way to start getting it organised, is by removing the piles of clothes in it and cleaning out the closets. Here are also steps to making your bedroom clutter free;
Declutter the wardrobe
Install hooks on the back of the door
Install Corner Shelves
Add in storage pieces as needed
After the bedroom, for those with children their room is yet another major clutter zone. In three steps you can declutter their room, first
Go through the kids’ toys with them
Divide room into sections
Purchase storage boxes
Now the bathroom, let’s face it— you haven’t used some products in your cabinet in months, dispose of them.
Pull all items out of the bathroom
Install Wall-Mounted holders
Wash or discard rugs and towels
Take a few minutes out of your day to organize and declutter the final room in your home, the kitchen.
Reduce pots, pans and Tupperware
Tackle the “junk” drawer
Clean out the fridge
Eliminate excess decorations
You are now an expert in organizing each room in your home, from tackling your living room mess to removing unnecessary items from your kitchen or cleaning out your bathroom.
As a real estate company providing facility management services, the above question is one we hear a lot. Not only have we answered this, we have also gone ahead to answer how you can reduce your energy charge.
In Nigeria,the lack of constant supply of power is one of the major cause of a high energy charge. In the absence of power supply, the facility managers have to rely on Diesel or Petrol which is a more expensive alternative.
Nonetheless, you can still reduce your energy charge by observing the following:
Using Air Conditioner:
Have your appliances serviced and put into efficient operating condition.
Turn off appliance when not in use.
If you desire a constant cool temperature, you should use a programmable timer and thermostat control. ( Each 1oC reduction of the thermostat will save about 10% on your energy usage)
Retain heat or cool air inside your home by using fabric window coverings instead of using the more fashionable shades or blinds. Use a liner for extra weather protection in raining season and as a light cover in dry season.
Choose the right equipment – strike the right balance between budget and effectiveness.
When using other equipment/appliance
When acquiring new appliances for the house, it is advisable to buy appliances with a good energy rating (i.e. total wattage output). This has a major impact on energy consumption at home.
Use energy saver bulb, though more expensive than high wattage bulbs, it lasts longer and saves you cost on energy consumption.
Choose energy-efficient refrigerator: Refrigerator is working non-stop and the energy it consumes adds up quickly.
Regulate your Heat Water Usage: A continuous working water heater consumes a lot of energy which is not ideal. When you operate your water heater efficiently by regulating thermostat, it reduces energy usage as soon as the water heater cut-off while you can still continue to enjoying hot water in your bathroom until the water temperature reduces.
Unplug electric appliances and components when they’re not in use, as they draw power and increase your bill even when not operating.
Our property management team at Fieldco Limited can help you effectively by keeping track of maintenance requests and ensure you stay efficient.