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Have You Checked Your Smoke Detectors?


Smoke detectors' electrical health is one of the most important things in your home, as smoke detectors alert you to any fire dangers and provide you the time you need to get out of your house safely. Homes with functioning smoke detectors are significantly less likely to have fatalities from a fire.

Given the importance of fire safety, today we’re going to talk about how to properly maintain your smoke detectors and some easy ways to lower the fire risks in your home.

Don’t Be a Fool

While we imagine you enjoyed some good jokes last month, we hope you weren’t a fool by ignoring your smoke detectors. Smoke detectors obviously play an important role in keeping you safe, and in the case of a fire, they can literally be the difference between life and death.

As a result, it’s important to make sure that your smoke detectors are working properly.

noaprilfoolWith that in mind, here are a few easy things to remember and to add to your household routines:

  • - Check all of your smoke detectors’ batteries every month
  • - Clean all smoke detectors with a soft vacuum brush every three months
  • - Replace their batteries every year
  • - Replace each smoke detector every 10 years

Prioritize Electrical Safety

smokedetectorsWhile it’s important to have working smoke detectors, what’s even better is avoiding a fire altogether. One way to help prevent a fire in your home is to ensure that all of your electrical systems are up to date and that they’re consistently installed and maintained properly.

Because your safety is a priority for us, we strongly suggest that you don’t do any DIY projects that involve electrical work unless you have the proper training. Calling Patriot Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. for these projects will not only eliminate any risks to you during the project but will also reduce the risk of having an electrical fire in your home.

Call on a Tradesman

tradesmenElectrical tradesmen have the experience, on-the-job training, and the required licensure to take on your home’s electrical projects. For any projects that you have that involve wiring or electricity, we recommend that you call on these professionals.

Not only will using a professional ensure that your current job is done right, but it will also ensure that your home’s wiring and electrical systems are not outdated and that they’re up to code.

This is one easy way to give you some peace of mind and to make your family and home a little bit safer. Have you had any bad experiences trying to fix an electrical issue? Please share any such experiences so we can learn from them and call us the next time you need to do any electrical work.