With winter around the corner Vancouverites will be spending more time indoors with their friends and family. Risk of house fires increase in the wintertime so it’s important to keep your family and home safe with smoke, heat and fire detectors.
The Red Cross recommends replacing the batteries in smoke alarms no less than twice a year. If you have an alarm that is between 5 and 10 years old replace it with a new one.
Risk of house fires increase in wintertime so it’s important to keep your family and home safe with heat, smoke and fire detectors.
Having at least one smoke alarm on every level of your house and one in or near each bedroom provides the best protection. Additionally, safety experts advice similar placement for carbon monoxide detectors. They should be installed high on the walls of your home, on every level and near bedrooms. This is vitally important if your present gas appliances are not direct vent.
Remember, the most important thing to protect in the case of a fire or gas leak are lives. Protect your loved ones with installation of detectors and regular maintenance.