Smoke Alarm Safety
Homeowners, tenants, landlords, businesses, etc.…
There are many items we are responsible for maintaining and it is important to include your smoke alarms on that list. Checking your smoke alarms regularly is crucial as smoke alarms play an important role in keeping you safe if a fire were to occur on your premise. Smoke alarms are designed to detect the presence of smoke and to make you aware of the potential danger, giving you and your family enough time to evacuate and call for help. The process of making you aware of the danger only works if the smoke alarms are in good working order.
Over time, smoke alarms can become damaged, the batteries can die, or the sensors can become dirty, all of which can affect their ability to detect smoke. It is important that you maintain the smoke alarms on your property so you can be confident they are always in good working condition.
By checking your smoke alarms regularly, you can ensure that they are working properly and are ready to signal you in the event of a fire. It is recommended that you test your smoke alarms at least once a month, replace the batteries twice a year (Spring and Fall), and replace the entire unit every 10 years.
Make sure your smoke alarms are always ready to protect you, your family, and your belongings.