Residential Fire-Stopping Projects for Homeowners & Property ManagersResidential fire-stopping presents a different set of challenges than those in commercial or industrial buildings. Fire stopping in a home is often more difficult because of the many ways a fire can spread throughout the house. The most common way is by travelling through the air ducts. If there is a hole or crack in an air duct, the fire can travel through the duct and into other parts of the house. Another way that fire can spread through a house is by travelling through the electrical system. If there is a short circuit or a problem with the wiring, fire can travel through the electrical system and into other parts of the house. Fire stopping in a home is also more difficult because of the many materials used in building the structure. A lot of homes are made of wood, a material that burns easily. Other homes are made of brick or concrete, which can be more difficult to fire-stop. There are a few things that you can do to make fire stopping in your home more effective.
- Make sure all of the air ducts in your house are sealed properly.
- Have a professional inspect your electrical system to make sure that there are no problems with the wiring.
- Make sure that all the doors and windows in your house are closed when you are not using them.