Keep Your House Safe From Fire

March, the Fire Prevention Month in our country, is almost over yet we still hear of fire incidents across the Metro. Most of these incidents occur not because of arson but are due to negligence. These fire incidents could have been prevented had those involved known how to properly fire-proof their homes. A friend of mine had recently experienced a house fire, which was very traumatic for her. The house that she had lived in for a number of years had been ruined and there wasn’t much for her to salvage. This then lead to her having to check out sites like williampitt.com to find and find somewhere new to call home. This is why knowing what to do in a fire is important, as you may be able to prevent it from becoming out of hand.

Last March 17, PR Moms were invited to the PR Gaz Discovery Day in Pasig. It was truly a day of discovery as we learned so many things not only about PR Gaz company but also about how to keep our homes safe from fire and what to do when fire erupts inside our homes.

Liquefied petroleum gas is colorless and odorless but ethyl mercaptan is added to it so gas leaks can be detected. So if an odor that’s pretty much like terrible morning breathe wafts through the house, get everyone safely out of the house, and do the following:

  1. Do NOT turn off or turn on any switch. Both actions can cause sparks that may trigger fire.
  2. Remove source of gas leak. Turn off the tank’s bulb to stop gas from seeping out.
  3. Open windows and doors to allow air to circulate inside the house and disperse the gas.
  4. Use a wet cloth to cover the source of the gas leak.
  5. LPG is denser than air so it will stay close to the ground. You can actually slowly “sweep” any gas that may have leaked out of the house.
  6. In case fire occurs, call 117 immediately.

It’s good to know what to do when gas leaks or when there’s fire, but it’s better to know what you can do to prevent any such incident, and to reinforce your knowledge on fire safety, it might be worth having a look at this great fire safety supplier to keep yourself up-to-date and informed. Most fires in the metro are caused by leaks from LPGs or from burning candles. This is why we should never leave any lit candle unattended. Fires that stem from LPGs may be averted by

  1. Choosing a reliable LPG provider such as PR Gaz Haus which assures that all PR Gaz tanks are of the highest standards and meet all safety requirements.
  2. Regularly checking your tank and hose for leaks.
  3. Closing the bulb of the tank after cooking. Yes, you have to close it everytime after you cook and not just at night or when the family’s going out.
  4. Never laying an LPG tank on its side. This may case the liquid petrol inside to leak.
  5. Avoiding moving the stove often as doing so may damage the hose and coppertubes.

    Contact certified installers of fire doors to have your existing fire door checked and replaced in case it needs the same.

These are just some of the things we learned during the PR Gaz Discovery Day. If you’d like to learn more about fire prevention and fire safety, PR Gaz can hold an LPG Safety Seminar for your community or school. They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, I say now that an ounce of fire prevention is worth a lot more than a pound of ash and rubbish.


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