Does your family have a home fire escape plan? If not, you should devise one.
If so, it likely hinges on your smoke alarm – so you better make sure it’s working when you need it.
Adhering to fire prevention tips and practices alleviates the need for fire restoration. Here’s some things to make sure are in place to keep your home or workplace safe.
Smoke Alarm Tips
A smoke alarm has a full lifespan of about 10 years. Even with regular battery changes and testing, you should replace each alarm after a decade.
You should have smoke alarms not just on every level of your home, but in any room someone might be sleeping in.
Because smoke rises, placements should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Having one too close to a stovetop or oven will lead to false alarms and frustratedly climbing on a chair, so give your range some space.
The larger the home or building, the more alarms you need in order to adequately warn occupants of fire. You might look into interconnected smoke alarm system, so they all go off if one detects smoke. If occupants are hard-of-hearing, look into alarms that also use flashes of light to notify of smoke.
Why Smoke Alarm Systems Matter
If fire prevention fails and flames break out, every second becomes critical. The sooner you are alerted, the better.
If your smoke alarm goes off or fire breaks out, everyone should leave the building and meet at the same gathering place outside. Agree on this spot ahead of time, and discuss two ways to get out of every room.
If you do have a fire, the most important thing is keeping everybody safe. Loss or damage to property can be dealt with, but having a plan to escape buildings that catch fire is first priority.
Once everyone’s safe and the fire is out, we’re here for your fire damage restoration needs. Let us help get things back to normal: