Why Do I Need to Check My Smoke Alarm?
Do I need smoke alarms?
A properly functioning smoke alarm can more than double your family's chances of surviving a fire.
*Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. In addition, also install a smoke detector in every sleeping area.
*If a family member is hearing impaired, install smoke detector alarms that have a light, flashing light or some other visual aid when the detector is activated.
*Install smoke detector alarms that have a bright light in hallways, stairs and by exit doors to safely and rapidly guide family members out of the structure.
*Test all smoke detector alarms on a monthly basis.
*It is very important to always have fresh batteries in all your smoke detector alarms.
*Change the smoke detector alarm batteries two twice a year. A good rule of thumb to follow: change your clocks, change your smoke detector alarm batteries.
*Smoke detector alarms due have an expiration date! The typical household smoke alarm has a working lifespan of 10 years. If the alarm has CO detector, the lifespan is about 5 to 7 years. A manufacturing date of the detector should be printed on the back plate of the alarm.
*In case of a fire, always have a preplanned / predetermined outside meeting spot for all household members to meet for a headcount.
Fire safety tips from:
SERVPRO of Pottstown / Souderton