When it comes to fire safety, it is important to check on your smoke alarms. Most homeowners assume the smoke detectors in their home are up and running. It is better to check them before you need them. It is important on the location of the smoke detectors.
It is suggested to have the placement of fire alarms in every bedroom of the house. The faster you are awake the faster you can get out of the home.
- Outside Every Sleeping Area
Not only should alarms be inside every bedroom, there should be a smoke alarm right outside the room or any other sleeping areas as well. This is so you can react and start to escape before any fire or smoke even enters your room.
- 10 Feet From Your Kitchen
Kitchen fires result in approximately 50 percent of all home fires, many of which result in serious fire damage to your home. Make sure a fire alarm is located 10 feet from your kitchen rather than inside it since smoke or steam from cooking can easily trigger it.
- Every Level of Your Home
Ensure that there is at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home. Don’t forget your basement! Fire and smoke damage can occur from an undetected fire that starts in the basement.
It doesn’t take long for a house fire to quickly get out of hand! That’s why it is so important to have all the required fire alarms installed so you can quickly get everyone out of your house and get in contact with the fire department and a fire restoration company to minimize the fire damage to your home.