I don’t want to die needlessly from a mistake that could have been prevented.
I would want a backup parachute in addition to my original one if I were to skydive.
I keep a fire extinguisher close by when I’m cooking in my kitchen in case there’s an accident that starts a fire. Being prepared alone can prevent disaster. I experience the same anxiety whenever I use a space heater because, with just one mistake, they can start a fire as well as provide heat. I think the reason is that I had one a few years ago that almost caught fire in my home when the power cord melted while it was in use. Surprisingly, a lot of the space heaters I currently see being sold at local superstores and hardware stores have this issue, according to the articles I’ve read. Because of this, I always keep a fire extinguisher and a smoke alarm close by when I use my space heaters. Concerns about carbon monoxide also exist when using gas heaters. The air that exits a gas heating system contains odorless, colorless carbon monoxide gas if the fuel is not burned completely. As long as you use carbon monoxide detectors when using gas appliances, you should be fine. There is no other way to tell whether your air is tainted with carbon monoxide gas, so this last step is crucial. For gas clothes dryers and ovens, carbon monoxide detectors are necessary. Everyone should always be ready, cautious, and protected because it might save their lives as well as those of others.