Harrison, Arkansas
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Harrison, AR 72601
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Why Fire Alarms Are Essential for Home Safety April 10, 2018

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Why Fire Alarms Are Essential for Home Safety, Harrison, Arkansas

Keeping your home and loved ones safe is a top priority. Having up-to-date and maintained fire alarms needs to be a part of your overall security system. Tempo Fire and Security, LLC of Harrison, AR, wants you to feel confident in all aspects of installation, testing, and maintenance. Here, they explain why these features should be in every residence, as well as where to put them and how to ensure they work.

Why Do You Need Fire Alarms in Your Home?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 2,000 people lose their lives every year in residential fires. Up to two-thirds of deaths occur in homes with non-working or absent smoke alarms. Most fire-related fatalities are a result of inhaling smoke or gases. Fortunately, a smoke alarm can detect these noxious substances early—before the occupants will—and give families the time they need to exit safely. 

Where Should You Install Them?

fire alarmSmoke detectors should be installed on every floor of your home, including the basement. It is especially important to have alarms near and inside bedrooms. On levels without these, install detectors in hallways and near stairs. Place them on the ceiling or near the ceiling on the wall. Avoid installing them near kitchen appliances, wood stoves, windows, ducts, and fans, as these decrease the alarm’s accuracy.

What Are the Proper Steps for Testing & Maintenance?

Most basic smoke alarms come with a test button you depress to check the battery and sound. Test them every month, and replace the batteries every year. If you hear a chirping noise, it means the alarm needs to be checked. Discard and replace any device that is over 10 years old. Consider having complex systems that are interconnected or powered by your electrical system tested by a professional. Maintain your system according to manufacturer instructions, and follow basic steps, such as keeping the devices free of dust, cobwebs, and coverings. 

Fire safety begins at home. If you want to upgrade your security system and ensure your property and family are truly safe, turn to Tempo Fire and Security LLC. They serve Harrison and the surrounding areas and have over 100 years of combined experience. Call (870) 741-1331 to ask about fire alarms and other products, or visit their website for a quote.

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