Fire Safety on Your Real Estate Property

Are you sure that your home is safe? More often than not, fires in residential or apartment buildings aren’t necessarily something that people cause, but caused by their neighbors just like what happened when 10 people from surrounding apartments were evacuated due to a fire believed to be electrical in nature in Yuma. Significant damage had been sustained, although there were no injuries.

Home buyers should be careful with buying homes. The Yuma AZ Fire Department further advises the residents to have their smoke alarms be checked.

Homes for Sale in Yuma although not as exposed as commercial real estate properties, are now being checked for Fire Safety Precautions. Furthermore, state laws impose Fire Escape Laws for all commercial leases and residential properties.

Fire escape regulations universally mandate Yuma Arizona Real Estate owners with one-story-building to have at the very least one primary means of egress (exiting) a bedroom or living area and a secondary means of escape like a stairway, ramp or door that provides a person with an unobstructed path leading directly to the ground level or an unlocked space nearby, such as a window that is independent of the primary exit.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, fires can destroy more of your precious homes and properties than any other natural disasters even combined. U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recommends the following:

1. PREVENTION is better than cure. The first step in preventing a fire is to educate your household and/or tenants on fire prevention. Carry out a fire audit of your rental home. know where the stairwells and fire escapes are. You should have two escape routes from each room and bars should be easily removed in a fire emergency for apartment buildings.

2, IN CASE OF FIRE, never panic. Crawl below the smoke while covering your mouth and nose with a moist towel to keep fumes out while leaving the residence or commercial building since smoke never rises. Stop, drop and roll if clothing catches fire. Forget about your personal belongings in case the fire has started to spread all over. Get out of the house immediately and never go back into a burning building.

Fire prevention boils down to following and paying attention to general safety tips. By being vigilant and educated of fire prevention tips, you can keep you, your belongings, your Yuma AZ Homes for Sale and your apartment safe from a devastating fire. Even if you got your house covered by an insurance company, fire can destroy whatever you have invested for years.


About the author

Sherry Fields Sherry Fields has been working in real estate since 2002. Working with the development team for the Hilton Garden Inn gave her strategic information on the commercial real estate market in Missoula. Broadening her scope she moved into the residential market and earned the designation SFR in short sales and foreclosures. Currently affiliated with Prudential Montana Real Estate, she works with both buyers and sellers "building relationships so you can buy & sell with confidence". Sherry Fields has recently earned the CREN designation - Certified Real Estate Negotiator. While price is a large part of negotiation - it is also about timing everything from the closing date to inspections, appraisals, home insurance - and it is about negotiating items that can show up in home inspections to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome.

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