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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smoke Alarm Safety

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO, one of our goals is to help bring awareness to our community about the importance of practicing fire safety. And one of the most fundamental pillars of fire safety in the home is having and maintaining smoke alarms. In fact, the widespread use of smoke alarms in homes is considered a major factor in the decline in fire deaths over the years.

Here on some statistics to consider:

  • 3 out of 5 fire-related home deaths take place in homes WITHOUT functioning smoke alarms
  • 38% of all deaths related to home fires took place in homes with no smoke alarms
  • The chances of dying in a home fire drops by 50% with the addition of working smoke alarms

What can you do? If you do not have smoke alarms, install them immediately based on your home specifications. Change batteries and test your alarms frequently. Stay safe!

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