Smoke alarms saves lives when properly installed and maintained, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
In homes smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and on every level, including the basement. In office and commercial environments, check your state for requirements or contact your local fire Marshall to help ensure all codes are met.
Test smoke alarms monthly using the test button. Smoke alarms with non-replacement batteries need the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten tears. Other alarms need batteries replaced every year and the unit replace every ten years, If the alarm chirps signaling low battery, take the proper steps to replace the batteries or unit. Never disable or remove the batteries from an alarm. Almost half of fires where smoke alarms were present but did not activate had missing batteries or disconnected.
If you need help installing, or changing batteries in your smoke alarms contact your local fire department, an electrician or the American Red Cross.
Be sure your home or workplace has a fire emergency plan in place and conduct regular fire drills. for more in formation on Emergency Preparedness, contact SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise @ 623-546-1930