Keep Your Tulsa Home Safe: Check Your Batteries
Your smoke alarm isn’t on your wall just for show. It’s there to save lives in the case of a fire. It can only do so if the batteries work. All this seems very common sense, but many of us simply forget to check the batteries regularly in our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Most of these detectors have a little button on the outside that you can just press and check if it is operational. This simple process could literally be a lifesaver. Also remember that for a carbon monoxide detector you may have to take a few more steps. Pressing the button won’t always show accuracy of the sensor. You will have to check the product age and when the manufacture recommends replacing the whole unit.
A good tip to make this easier is, before installing the detector, write the purchase date on the inside of the unit. Regardless if it is battery-powered or hardwired it should be replaced every eight to ten years. Having a carbon monoxide detector is one of the best things you can do to protect your family, especially because without it, the deadly gas is very hard to detect. Carbon monoxide is created when combustible materials don’t burn all the way. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless.
In regards to smoke alarms, you should have at least one on each level of your home. The smoke alarm is constantly working to keep you safe. Studies show that a majority of homes that suffer serious fires and fire related death did not have a working smoke detector. A properly working smoke detector significantly increases your chances of staying safe in the event of a fire.
If your alarm is faintly and consistently beeping this is warning of a low battery. Don’t just unplug it so the annoying sound goes away. Get up and change the battery. Don’t have an alarm yet? They range in price from $6 to $20, which is an extremely reasonable investment towards the safety of your family.
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