A fire retardant for wooden walls

Mariana Bonilla
by Mariana Bonilla
On the 24th of last december a flat on the 3rd floor began burning,firefighters did a grat job.Anyway,I am on the first floor;I am getting rid of my wooden walls but in tbe meantime I want toget so.ething which makes wood harder to catch a fire.Any suggestions ?Happy New Year to all DIY fans.

  6 answers
  • thank goodness you are alright! There are sprays that can be used (not sure where you live) but look at google (for example www.flamestop.com) for availability.

    • Mariana Bonilla Mariana Bonilla on Jan 01, 2018
      Ms Elisabeth,thank you for your valusble advice.Tomorrow,I'll go shopping and hopefully,I'll fund the products you've mentioned.Have a blessed year.

  • LittleLady LittleLady on Jan 01, 2018
    3) Watch the type of insulation and other coatings/wallpaper that you use in your home. Many times, they are not heat/fire resistant and can act as an accelarant.
    Bear in mind that most fire-retardant or fire-resistant material are intended to slow down the progress of a fire not to stop or extinguish it.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 01, 2018
    One of the most important things is to check (or have it checked) to see if there is a fire break in the framing in the walls and ceiling between you and the apartment above you.. (and below you if there is an apartment in the basement) You may want to install fire retardant dry wall or insulation...
    Building codes for multi resident buildings do require this depending on when the structure was built... It would be worth checking with your local building inspectors to see if the codes were in force when the building was built or retro fitted for apartments or condos.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jan 01, 2018
    Get a good quality smoke alarm and make sure that it always has working batteries in it. Ask any fire fighter- they can save lives!

  • Mariana Bonilla Mariana Bonilla on Jan 01, 2018
    Ms.Little Lady,I thank you for your reply.I think I can find the goods you've mentioned,and I am going to check the kind of materials which are stuck to walls floors ceilings,etc.The fire was a terrifying experience and it spoiled our Xmas celebration since we were taken out of our home and werent able to return until dawn.