Spring is finally officially in the air and while you’re in the midst of your spring cleaning, it’s a good time to take a good look at your fire safety plan and ensure that you are in good standing. Many homeowners don’t realize that their fire safety equipment requires maintenance and is at risk of malfunctioning if it is not kept up to date. To ensure that your alarms, sprinklers, and fire extinguishers work when they’re needed most, get into the habit of taking stock of your equipment every spring to be sure that you’ll be ready if an emergency ever arose.
Check your batteries
We hope you’re already in the habit of changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every time you switch your clocks for daylight savings time, but if you’re not then now is the time to start. A smoke alarm with dead batteries is no better than no smoke alarm at all, so it is incredibly important that you keep yours fully operational.
Is your fire extinguisher expiring soon? Time for a new one
Did you know that fire extinguishers expire? Yours surely has a tag attached to the neck of the nozzle which will clearly state when your extinguisher will expire. Old extinguishers can lose pressure in the canister which will make them inoperable. Be sure to check the expiration date annually and to replace any extinguishers that are past their prime.
No fire safety plan? Now’s the time to make one!
Spring is the perfect time to do an annual review of your fire safety plan with your family. If you don’t have a plan in place, it’s the perfect time to make one! A fire safety plan will ensure that all members of your family know how to react in the case of an emergency and where to meet up.
Get In Touch With Biles Fire Protection Services Today
Biles Fire Protection Services can design and install the right fire protection system that will work for you. We offer top-notch customer service that includes fast response times, reliable support, and affordable prices. We are certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and have the knowledge and experience to create the right fire protection system for your home or business. To learn more about what we have to offer, give us a call at 443-701-8330, send us an email, or request a quote online.