Quick question, has anyone been in a room by themselves, and all of a sudden you smell smoke when your hse isn't burning? I had this experience last night at approximately 2015 hrs. The smoke was strong enough to make me sneeze a few times. I could smell it, but couldn't see it. Does anyone have any experience with this or any input they could offer?
Smoke usually means fire, and if there's no fire, you have every reason to feel uneasy!
Now might be a good time to check your home preparedness, in case there ever is a fire.
For instance, check your smoke detectors to make sure they're in good working order. If the batteries need changing, change them. If you're not sure if they need changing, change them. Check your carbon monoxide detectors, too.
How about your fire extinguisher? If it's expired, you'd do well to replace it.
What does your fire escape plan look like? Are you aware of all exits from your home in case of an emergency? If you live on the upper level of a building, do you have an emergency ladder that you can deploy in case the exits are blocked?
If you have a family, do you have an evacuation plan and meeting point outside?
You might also consider storing important documents in a fireproof safe, along with a USB drive containing whatever files you deem important in your computer. A small safe should do the trick, but storing your documents in ANY fireproof safe is better than leaving them in a drawer/file cabinet where they'll certainly burn.
To keep things easy, imagine that your house is on fire RIGHT NOW. You have 5 minutes to escape your residence. Do you know EXACTLY what to do? Or are you going to lose precious minutes trying to figure out what to do? How much are you going to lose, and how much of that can be saved through proper preparation?
Survival is the highest law.
Preparation NOW means survival LATER.