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Why SERVPRO in case of smoke alarm?

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke alarms are critical in saving lives, and when put properly, they can cut the risk of fire injury in half.

Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the house, according to the National Fire Protection Association. To guarantee that specific building fire rules and smoke detector standards are satisfied, business owners should consult the local Fire Marshall.

Smoke alarms are most effective when used in conjunction with a fire escape plan. In the event of an emergency, a plan helps your family, staff, or clients to flee quickly and safely.

Review the following installation and maintenance tips for smoke detectors. Contact your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals for more information on emergency preparedness.

-Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of the house, including the basement.

-To avoid false alarms, smoke alarms should be located away from the kitchen. They should be at least 10 feet away from the cooking appliance.

-Use the test button on smoke alarms at least once a month.

-All smoke alarm batteries should be replaced at least once a year. If the alarm "chirps," the battery is low and has to be replaced immediately.

-When your smoke alarms reach the age of ten years, you should replace them all.


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