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Smoke Alarm Safety

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Alarm

We all know that annoying beep that the smoke alarm makes when its battery is about to die. This helpful sign may be annoying but what if you needed your alarm and it was dead. The National Fire Protection Association says that dead batteries caused 24% of smoke alarm failures. Keeping a routine of inspection of such devices is so important.

Here’s what you should know about smoke alarms:

  • Larger homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once per month
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds they all sound
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years

Smoke alarms save lives, the only way they can do their job is if you do yours by making sure they are working properly. In unfortunate event you do have a fire in your home SERVPRO of University Place/Lakewood West is always available to help with fire and smoke damage call us at 253-896-3000.

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