Fire-Retardant Vertical Blinds for Safer Kitchens

This entry was posted on 19th October 2010

According to a recent study by the London Fire Brigade, 60 percent of fires start in the kitchen. This statistic is even more alarming if you compare it to the fires started in other parts of the home, such as the living room (7 percent) and bedrooms (6 percent). Around 70 percent of kitchen fires arise from cooking-related accidents. With these staggering statistics, protecting your kitchen from fires should be of utmost importance. Here are a few ways that you can keep your kitchen safe for you and your family:

  1. Have your electrical wiring checked by certified electricians. Most kitchens contain too many appliances plugged into extension cords that may lead to electrical overload, so check whether your fuse-boxes, circuitry, and sockets pass modern safety standards.
  2. If your family is fond of chips, consider an electric vegetable oil fryer controlled by a thermostat which can regulate temperatures and produce no smoke. Non-electrical deep fat fryers can cause high temperatures which could lead to combustion. It only takes a few seconds of distraction for a fire to start.
  3. Ask for gas oven or boiler servicing to check if they release waste gases that could accumulate to dangerous levels. The vents and pipes should distribute waste gases such as carbon monoxide out of the kitchen. Vents and grilles should be free from obstruction. The flames of your oven or hob should be coloured blue. If it is orange, this means that there is gas build-up and should be checked at once.
  4. Make sure that matches and chemicals are placed in high or locked places so young children won’t be able to use them. Place fire extinguishers inside the kitchen, but ensure that these are placed away from the stove or heater. Fire blankets in useful places are essential to put out fires or wrap a person whose clothing has caught fire.
  5. Consider Vertical blinds in fire-retardant material, such as our Esi-Clean vertical blinds. These are available in plain and crackle finishes that can go well with any existing kitchen decorations. These low voltage electric vertical blinds are available in the ever popular 89 mm louvres. These fire-retardant vertical blinds exhibit excellent quality, style, and utility. Aside from looking great, our Esi-Clean vertical blinds are designed for complete safety against a fire outbreak inside the kitchen.

Kitchen safety should always go with overall style. With our Esi-Clean vertical blinds collection that gives you around 20 colour choices you will achieve this ideal balance of fire safety with fashionable styling.

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