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The Importance of Smoke Alarms

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke alarms not only alert you when there may be a fire in the home, but they can also save your life. During a fire, smoke spreads fast and the smoke alarm will  give you early warning to get out safely.

Follow these safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Replace your smoke alarm at least every 10 years
  • Install a smoke alarm in every bedroom, on every level of the home, and in the basement
  • It is recommended to use interconnected smoke alarms so when one sounds, they all sound
  • At least once a month, test your smoke alarm by pressing the test button to ensure it's working
  • Install your smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms and they should be placed on the ceiling or high up on walls

Check out these Smoke Alarm Facts:

  • About 3 out of 5 fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working alarms
  • Closed doors may slow the spread of the fire, smoke and heat
  • Most homes do not have the appropriate amount of smoke alarms for the number of bedrooms in the home

If you experience a fire or smoke damage in your home, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus at 804-378-2323.

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