Residential fire-safety checklist

Residential fire-safety checklist

  • Make sure a smoke alarm is installed on every level of your home, including the basement.
  • When installing smoke alarms, always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
  • Test your smoke alarm monthly.
  • The combination of working smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers reduces the likelihood of death from fire by more than 80%. So consider installing home fire sprinklers in your home.
  • Always use cooking equipment that is tested and approved by a recognized testing facility.
  • Follow manufacturers’ instructions and code requirements when installing and operating cooking equipment.
  • Have your furnace inspected by a heating professional regularly to ensure that it is in good working condition.

 

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