With spring upon us, it is a good time for a fire safety reminder. Now that we are leaving behind those winter blues, completing some spring cleaning and enjoying the fresh air — now is a great time to help ensure the safety of your home.
An important safety feature in any home is the smoke detector. Smoke detectors provide the first warning signs of a fire if they are properly tested and maintained.
Smoke alarms only save lives if they work! To ensure everyone’s safety, the following are some tips to keep in mind when thinking about smoke detectors:
- should be checked and tested on a monthly basis
- if battery operated, the batteries should be changed once a year
- also keep in mind that smoke detectors expire every ten years. It is important to change them once they expire to help ensure the safety of everyone.
In situations where you have a personal fire extinguisher or a property with them, this is a great time of year to ensure they are inspected and working properly. Yearly maintenance and inspection is an annual safety requirement for all extinguishers. Fire extinguishers that have been discharged need to be inspected and recharged by a qualified technician.
Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. sends annual reminders to tenants about smoke detectors and completes the required safety inspections as needed. For more information about fire safety read Do you know what to do if there is a fire in your Building.
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