The fire alarms in your house could possibly save your life. They should never be taken for granted. Fires happen more often than people think. You are wrong in thinking your home could never catch on fire. For many people, this is their mindset and so they neglect their fire alarms. Check out these tips to make sure your home is always properly equipped with functioning fire alarms.
Do Routine Battery Checks
Most fire alarms run on batteries. It is necessary to constantly check the batteries of your fire alarm so you can have peace of mind that it is working properly. Most batteries will need to be changed every couple of years.
Have Multiple Fire Alarms If Needed
If you live in a large home you should have multiple fire alarms. At the very least, you should have 1 fire alarm on each floor. If you don’t have an alarm on each floor, you may not discover that there is a fire in the basement before it reaches you on the second floor.
Place Alarms Strategically
When placing fire alarms around your home it is important to do it strategically. Put them in areas where fires are most likely to occur. Good places to have fire alarms would be by your kitchen and laundry room.
How Old is Your Fire Alarm?
A homeowner should not have the same fire alarm in their home for several years. If you have a fire alarm that is over a decade old, it is in your best interest to replace it with a new one. It may seem like an unnecessary expense, but your decision to pick up a new one could just save your life. Safety should always come first.
Commercial and Residential Fire Protection from Biles Fire Protection
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