Spring Forward by Checking Your Smoke Detector

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It’s almost that time of the year when you have to move your clocks forward and clean your entire house. Besides doing the obvious, when was the last time you checked your smoke detector? These most forgotten devices are important in the early detection of a fire in your home. These can save your life when you least expect it to. Fires can occur at any time of the day so keeping alarmed is crucial in your family’s safety.


According to CPSC, about 2,000 people lose their lives due to fires which can lead to deadly gases such as carbon monoxide. Smoke detectors can alarm you when you are sleeping to give you more time to escape. In order to keep your family safe, it is crucial to install a fire detector or check to see if yours is working properly.

Install a smoke detector in all of the rooms

Ideally, you should have a smoke detector on every floor in the house as well as the bedroom. Your alarm will be able to notify you before the fire spreads.

What is Carbon Monoxide? (CO)

This is an invisible gas that is commonly known as the “silent killer” since it is tasteless, odorless and colorless. Gas tends to spread faster than heat which is why many fire victims suffer from inhalation of toxic gasses rather than burns. Carbon Monoxide is created from burning fuels such as gasoline, propane, oil, and wood. Various home appliances can produce carbon monoxide so it is very important to purchase a Carbon monoxide alarm can prevent you and your family being exposed to this silent killer.

 


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