Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Here’s what you need to know!
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
- Test your smoke alarms every month.
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
- Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years
Additionally, Revere Gas customers may benefit from installing carbon monoxide and explosive gas detectors homes to detect propane leaks (unless you possess an outdoor unit).
As the weather gets colder and we use these appliances more heavily it is important to also maintain the safety equipment in our home to ensure nothing goes amiss. If you have any questions about propane safety, or want to schedule an inspection of your home services you can call your local Revere Gas office for more information.