Residential Fire Inspections
Foster Homes - Adoptions - Private Residents
Fire safety in the home is of highest importance to us. Residential home fires account for nearly 90% of the fires in the United States, with thousands of fatalities each year.
We pride ourselves on being able to inspect and educate homeowners on the dangers in their homes. Most homeowners have no idea the number of fire hazards that exist in their homes.
Don't let a preventable fire destroy your property and lives of those in your family. Get inspected today!
What do we check?
For a residential fire inspection, we inspect the home for fire hazards such as:
gas/propane stove hazards
fire extinguisher placement
heating system issues
fuel storage locations
What Standard Do We Use?
In Texas, foster and adoption agencies accept a fire inspection by a Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) certified fire inspector. The State of Texas Fire Marshal has adopted and inspects based on the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) 101 -Life Safety Code. The State Fire Marshal has a published foster home checklist (below) that most every fire inspector will use, as do we. We issue both the State Fire Marshal's checklist, as well as our own fire inspection report. These forms are accepted by these entities without issue.
65% of home burglaries happen during the day, between 6am-6pm. Burglars prefer to not encounter people, so typically this time is when most residents are at work.
How can Barrie Inspections help?
As a Master Peace Officer with over 12 years of law enforcement experience, including burglary investigations, we can help identify weaknesses in home security by performing a security audit. During this audit of your home's security, we will look for issues with doors, windows, lighting, landscaping, visibility, and more.
Once complete, we will review the weak areas in your home's security, provide you a report of our findings, and give recommendations to better protect your home and family.
Basic Helpful Tips:
When you leave your home, always make sure that all doors and windows are closed and locked, including any outbuildings like a shed in your yard
Make sure you only have your garage door open when you’re out front or inside the garage
Never leave doors open and unattended
Keep trees, shrubs, and other landscaping trimmed so a burglar doesn't have a hiding spot
Ensure your home is illuminated on the exterior
A home security system is a great extra layer of protection to make sure your home is guarded while you are away