The Importance of Smoke Detectors

Did you know that most home fire deaths happen in the middle of the night? (between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.) A smoke detector can save your life by waking you and giving you time to escape. Being that yesterday was the first day of Spring, I wanted to remind everyone to add the checking of smoke detectors to your Spring cleaning list! Also, remember when purchasing a smoke alarm, look for one that is accepted by an independent testing facility such as Underwriters Laboratories or Factory Mutual.

The best place for your smoke alarms:

  • On every level of your home, including the basement and workshop.
  • Outside every bedroom.
  • On the ceiling or on the wall, 6 to 12 inches below the ceiling. Keep detectors away from air vents.

Check the alarm batteries once a month by pressing the test button with your finger. The batteries should be replaced once a year. For a free Pennsylvania homeowners insurance quote contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today!

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