A lithium-ion battery (Li-ion battery) is a type of rechargeable battery that is common in home electronics.
A small home fire can spread to the whole house in under 30 seconds. Thus, when a fire occurs, you have little time to get out of the house before fire and smoke make escaping extremely difficult.
National Burn Awareness Week (NBAW) is being observed this week, February 5-11, and is sponsored by the American Burn Association.
Your home may harbor a large mold colony without you even knowing. However, you can expect mold growth if you have a water problem in your home, such as leaks, high humidity or condensation.
Mold can easily grow in an environment that is rich in moisture and organic material, and with temperatures between 32 and 120 degrees.
People living in apartments face several challenges when dealing with a fire.
Basements are more vulnerable to flooding and water damage than other areas of the home.
Crawl spaces are prone to mold growth due to the high levels of moisture and humidity in these areas.
Mold grows in the attic when there is a moisture problem.
Home fires not only put you and your family at risk, but also your pets. According to the United States Fire Administration (NFPA), an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by fires.