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Don’t Let An Old Smoke Detector Put Your Family at Risk

Do you have the necessary number of smoke detectors in your home? We can’t overstate the importance of smoke detectors. They are an easy and effective way to provide an early warning of fire. In the case of a fire in your home, every minute matters, so your smoke detectors’ electrical wiring is essential for keeping your family and home safe.

Given how much we prioritize safety, today we’re going to talk about how to make sure you always have functioning smoke detectors in your home and how you can improve your home’s fire safety.

No More Foolish Behavior

While it’s fun to laugh at and celebrate with pranks or celebrations, ignoring your smoke detectors is one behavior you don’t want to laugh at or celebrate.

Smoke detectors can save your life in the event of a fire, so you always want to do the small amount of maintenance necessary to ensure that they’re working correctly.

Here are a few simple things to remember. First, test your smoke detectors’ batteries every month. Second, change the batteries once a year. Third, replace the smoke detector every ten years.

Finally, clean your unit about every 2-4 months to remove any particles or dust. These are easy and quick things to do, but they can make a big difference to your home’s fire safety. So, don’t be foolish and ignore your smoke detectors.

Electrical Safety Matters

While you want to make sure you’re home is prepared for a fire, it’s also important to do everything you can to prevent a fire in the first place. Practicing electrical safety is one way to do this and to help reduce fire risks in your home.

One simple way to practice electrical safety is by calling a professional for any projects involving your electrical systems. While DIY projects are good for some things, we highly recommend that you don’t take on any projects that involve wiring or electricity unless you have the necessary training.

Whenever you’re dealing with electricity, there is a risk of shock. Further, if a project is not done correctly, it can increase the risk of having an electrical fire. Help reduce these risks by letting a professional handle your electrical projects.

Tradesmen Can Help Keep Your Home Safe

Tradesmen have the experience, training, and qualifications to make sure that your home’s electrical systems are working and safe. These licensed professionals can safely take on any projects, and they can identify any concerns with your existing system.

Having out of date wiring or improperly done electrical work increases the fire risks in your home. As a result, having a professional determine that everything is functioning correctly and up to code can help reduce the risk of fire in your home.

At Korte Does It All we hope you have not had bad experiences trying to solve electrical problems in your home. But, if you have, please share them below so we can all learn from them and call us so we can make sure everything is safe and working properly.

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