In most home and rental properties smoke alarms are required before any tenants are allowed to move in. This is because without the use of smoke alarms we risk not being made aware when there is a fire in our home.
Imagine you and your family fast asleep in the middle of the night. Suddenly, a fire breaks out in your home but no one knows because there were no smoke alarms installed. Whether or not you live depends on how fast you react in a time of crisis.
Smoke alarms are infamous for going off while you are trying to cook dinner, but this can be easily stopped. If your alarm begins to beep open up a window to help ventilate the area, or turn on a vent. If you have smoke alarms that are continuously beeping, this usually means a battery change is due. Keeping your batteries fresh and new in your alarm can help protect your family and help you sleep better at night. It is something so small we do not normally think about until we are outside our home watching it go up in flames.
The great thing about smoke alarms is that they have an average life span on 8 to 10 years! When it is finally time to replace your alarm always follow the manufacturer’s steps to replacement to avoid any electrical shock. Safely installing any electrical unit is important to have directions or someone there to guide you through the process.
Having a planned escape route in case of a fire is something you and your family should have planned out. Also owning and knowing how to use a fire extinguisher can come in handy in times of emergency. Some tenants and home owners will even opt to get a residential sprinkler system installed to eliminate the risk of losing their property to a fire.
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