This month, we’ve been sharing tips for fire prevention at home, as well as what to do in the event that one breaks out. Here, we’ve gathered 5 safety tips for Fire Prevention Month. Be sure to follow us on social media for more useful safety and security tips for your customers!
Tip #1: Protect every room.
Often referred to as the “invisible killer,” it is a gas you can’t see, taste or smell. To protect your customers recommend installing and maintaining carbon monoxide (CO) alarms outside each separate sleeping area on every level of their home and in other locations as required by laws, codes, or standards.
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Tip #2: Watch what you heat.
The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Remind your customers to turn off the burner if they leave the kitchen or to use a timer to remind them.
For enhanced safety and peace-of-mind for homeowners we recommend the 2GIG Smoke Heat Freeze Detectors designed to detect fire issues earlier.
Tip #3: Keep children & pets away from the cooking area.
We recommend having a “Kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and cooking areas. Keep pets off cooking surfaces and nearby countertops to prevent them from knocking things onto the burner.
Tip #4: Know what to do in case a cooking fire breaks out.
We actually covered seven tips on how to prepare for this scenario, check out our infographic here.
Tip #5: Smoke Alarms Save Lives.
For best protection, have smoke alarms installed on every level of the home, inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area.
Make sure the alarms are interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound (make sure everyone can hear it). Test the smoke alarm once a month and replace any alarms that are 10 years old or older.
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