October is fire security month and there’s never a better time to go over fire safety elements in your home than now. In celebration of the month, it is a good time to go over fire safety tips and ensure that your home is as safe as possible. Fires can be devastating and if it happens to you, you want to keep your family as safe as possible. Here are some tips to help you remain safe by taking part in fire safety month.
Check Smoke Detector Batteries
Having a smoke detector reduces your chance of being harmed in a fire by 50 percent. They are critical warning bells in the event of a fire and can alert you and your family. That being said, they have to work properly in order to protect you. Change the batteries every six months like clockwork. Put an alert on your phone or mark your calendar. Keep in mind that smoke detectors expire after 10 years so if yours is older than that, install a new one.
Update Fire Escape Plans
Everyone in your home should have a fire escape plan. Have a family night and go over the plans with everybody. Fire security month is also a good time to teach children to drop low, crawl, and find an escape when there is smoke or a fire in the house. Show them how to feel the door and check the doorknob before grabbing on. Be sure to set a meeting place outside and at a safe distance, away from your home.
Keep Fire Extinguishers Handy
When you cook in the kitchen, you certainly don’t want anything to catch fire, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Having a fire extinguisher on hand, in case of emergency, and knowing how it works is a good idea. You never know when something might happen and you need to be prepared.
Monitor Your Home From Anywhere
The fact is that a fire can occur at any time for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, however, with advances in technology in remote home monitoring, you can keep an eye on your home and property no matter where you are. These monitoring systems lend you extra peace of mind knowing you can track the status of your alarm and camera systems while you are away. You can also be contacted via email, text, or phone call if there is a concerning incident on your property.
Call Moore Protection For Help
Moore Protection offers fast responses and quality services. We give personal attention to every customer because we want to keep you safe around the clock. If you want to protect your home from intruders, fires, and anything else that can go wrong, we can help you with security cameras, tips, and other services. We’ll walk through your needs in a free consultation and make recommendations based on your overall goals.