National Fire Prevention Week

Replace Smoke DetectorDid you know that the average lifespan of a standard smoke detector is 10 years? In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, now is the perfect time to replace your outdated smoke detectors. Whether you have battery operated or hard-wired detectors, the importance of making sure they are operating properly has life-saving consequences!

A battery-operated smoke detector costs about $10 – if you can’t remember how old yours are – replace them!

Think of the people and pets that wake up in your home each morning – are they worth protecting? Of course they are!

Here’s what you need to do to get your family fire emergency ready:

  • Make sure each member of your household knows 2 ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you to slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire
  • Once you get outside, stay outside, NEVER go back inside a burning building!

The Bottom Line: This year’s motto of the National Fire Prevention Association says it best, “Every Second Counts! Plan 2 Ways Out!”

During annual maintenance check-ups, we look for fire hazards to make sure your home is always safe for you and your family. Give us a call for all your heating, cooling and plumbing needs!

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