Is Your Home a Firetrap?
By Diane Tait Image courtesy flickr While home ownership is still one of the last bastions of the American Dream, sometimes owning the modern American home is not without a few issues. While things like asbestos shingles and lead piping are things of the past, one hazard that’s all too current in modern homes is the threat of fire. I recently read a report by Safeco Insurance that pointed out today’s homes are an even bigger firetrap than those of yesteryear. That’s because modern homes are more open (which aids the spread of fire), and the man-made material that’s contained therein is more combustible than comparable all-natural material. Even the stuff that’s used to construct many homes is far more flammable than solid wood, concrete or masonry. With that in mind I thought I’d dedicate this week’s blog to showing all my readers how to learn not to burn.