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Avoiding Fire While in a Mobile Home


									Avoiding Fire While in a Mobile Home
When living in a mobile home it is important that owners know how to stay safe. There are many
individuals that do not take the necessary time to learn safety tips that are unique to a mobile
home setting and will ensure that their mobile home is a safe place to come home to.

Furnace Inspection

First, to keep a mobile home safe against flames the owners of the mobile home should have the
furnace inspected at least once every year. Having the furnace inspected once each year is a great
way to ensure that it will not malfunction and be the cause of a fire that consumes the home.

As well as having the furnace inspected owners should clean or change the furnace filters on a
regular basis. Replacing the furnaces should be done on a consistent basis and the disposable
filters should be thrown away and the permanent ones should be washed, brushed or vacuumed.

Eliminating Hazards

The furnace area in a mobile home should
always be clear of any type of clutter. Some
home owners make the mistake of using the
furnace area as a storage unit and this can be
devastating if something in the furnace area
catches fire and starts a consuming fire.

There is also a trend in mobile home living to
use the furnace area to dry clothes. It is
important to understand that this is very
dangerous and the clothes have a very high risk
of catching on fire while they are drying off in
the furnace area.

Regular Maintenance

The furnace exhaust and the furnace vent in the mobile home are also going to need to be
checked and cleared consistently. Animal nests or even leaves may start to invest the vent pipe
and this can be very problematic as the system is pushing out the hot hair.

Owners of mobile homes should turn off the blower motor and inspect the motor on a consistent
basis. If the motor is dirty, the owner should use a vacuum to remove as much of the dirt from
the motor as possible.
Keeping the thermostat clean and ensuring that it is set at a reasonable temperature is also
necessary for those that own a mobile home. If these directions are not followed, disaster may
not occur immediately but the chances of a fire occurring will increase.

The Danger of Mobile Home Fires

                                                When a fire occurs in a mobile home it can be
                                                utterly devastating. The fire can ravish a mobile
                                                home quickly and destroy the entire home while
                                                also destroying all of the flammable possessions
                                                within the home.

                                                Because of this, fire can be very dangerous for those
                                                that are inside of the mobile home. If a fire does
                                                occur it is important that everyone that is inside of
                                                the mobile home get outside to safety as soon as

If possessions inside the mobile home are not destroyed by fire they may be destroyed by the
water that is used to try to put out the fire. Avoiding fire that is started in the furnace is very wise
of mobile home owners.

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