Fool-Proof Way to Fireproof Your Home

Many people are constantly looking for better ways to fireproof their homes and make sure that their homes are a safe place for their families. In the United States, the majority of fire related deaths occur at home. In fact, there is a house fire every 86 seconds in the United States. These statistics are… Read more »

Keep Your Christmas Tree Fire-Free

If you celebrate Christmas, you likely spend some time searching for the perfect Christmas tree to place into your home. You wander through rows of trees until you settle on “the one.”  As you put it up inside of your home, you are mesmerized by the smell of fresh pine. However, Christmas trees can be… Read more »

Control Your Candles from Your Mobile Phone

As the weather gets cooler and the days get darker, people love to light candles. Candles give off a warm glow and fill our homes with the scent of cinnamon or pumpkin but they are a major fire risk. According to the National Candle Association, a total of 10,000 residential fires are caused by candles… Read more »

Sprinkler System Limits Damage at Chicago Business

The fire chief in the village of Wilmette, a village outside of Chicago, publically spoke to the benefits of sprinkler systems when a storage room fire was put out by an automatic sprinkler system that had been installed. The fire, which occurred at a multimillion dollar public works garage facility, could have taken down the… Read more »

Designing A Commercial Building With Fire Safety In Mind

It is common knowledge insurance rates are cheaper for homes near fire stations or those with a fire hydrant nearby. It makes sense: the extent of possible damage to a home is lower if firemen can get to the home, and get to water, quickly. When your business is launching or expanding, and you need… Read more »

Teaching Your Children about Fire Safety

With more than 360,000 home fires taking place across the United States each year, teaching your children about fire safety is of the utmost important. But how should you approach the subject with your little ones? We at Beach Lake Sprinkler recommend taking a positive approach. Yes, your fire safety talk should be a serious… Read more »

Three Major Causes of Electrical Fires and How to Prevent Them

According to Electrical Safety Foundation International, there are about 51,000 home electrical fires each year – resulting in more than 500 deaths and 1,400 injuries. Most commonly caused by the problems highlighted below, these fires can typically be avoided through simple safety measures. Outdated Appliances The majority of electrical fires can be attributed to outdated… Read more »