Fire and Smoke
“On average, 8 people die in a home fire each day in the U.S.—almost 3,000 people every year. While working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire nearly in half, roughly two-thirds of all home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).”
While many home have smoke detectors many are not up to the standards that are recommended. New advances in technology has brought out newer alarms that are all interconnected to provide you with the best detection and alerts possible.
“Smoke alarms should be tested once a month by pressing the TEST button.
Smoke alarm batteries should be replaced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps” or “beeps” to indicate low batteries, they should be replaced immediately.
Occasionally dust or lightly vacuum the exterior of the alarm to remove dust and cobwebs.
Smoke alarms should be replaced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, at least every ten years.
Never paint over a smoke alarm.”
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