A very sad fact is that more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires, and roughly 18,000 are injured. Most of these injuries do not happen by simply having bad luck. They are avoidable, depending on your recognition that fire and gas detection are major pieces to your home's overall security system.
All homes should have at least one working smoke alarm. It is a very inexpensive solution to your potential problem. However, you also need to be aware of this detection system. Test your smoke alarms monthly to make sure that it is working properly. Make sure that they are clear of any dust, and replace the battery once a year.
In addition to having a working smoke alarm, it is a smart idea to have a carbon monoxide detector as well. Carbon monoxide is a silent and deadly killer, so detection cannot be seen or smelt. Making sure that your CO detector is also working properly, following the same precautions as your smoke alarms, is critical in maintaining your home's ultimate safety and security.
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