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How Many Fire Alarms Should Your Home Have?

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke alarm with the phrase REPLACE IT Most alarms and smoke detectors can be trusted as reliable for eight to ten years

How Many Fire Alarms Should Your Home Have?

A home fire is capable of causing maximum damage and devastation in a short amount of time. A fire alarm can alert you to the danger and give you and your family time to react and get to safety. The number of alarms you should have in your home in Grand Manor, AZ, is dependent on the size of your home.

1. How Many Alarms Should You Have?
Every home should have smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on each level of the home, including the basement. Count your bedrooms and stories to determine the proper number of alarms for your home. It is better to err on the side of caution and have too many alarms rather than too few.

2. How Often Should You Replace Alarms?
Most alarms and smoke detectors can be trusted as reliable for eight to ten years. To help you remember to replace your fire alarm after such a long span of time, write the date of installation on the back near the battery compartment, along with the date eight to ten years away. You will see the date every time you replace the batteries and notice when it is time to replace the device.

3. How Do You Recover After a Fire?
After a fire, you need to restore your home to safe and livable conditions. Fire damage can be extensive and difficult to repair. Smoke damage comes with health hazards if not cleaned correctly. Restoration experts can help you safely recover your home after a fire and return it to pre-fire conditions.
For a device that lasts a decade and can save your life, smoke alarms are an extremely affordable investment. Make it a habit to test each fire alarm in your home to ensure that it is functioning properly, and to change the batteries, at least once a year when you change your clocks.

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