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Let’s talk about protecting our family and our home. It is important to know how to help protect ourselves from fire and carbon monoxide.
A simple way to help prevent accidental tragedies is to make sure we are maintaining and replacing our smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. In my home, I installed the First Alert 10-Year Sealed Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm. This alarm provides 2-in-1 protection against smoke and carbon monoxide. I chose this particular alarm because it provides protection for ten years and I don’t have to worry about changing the battery. Although battery replacements are not necessary with the First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, it is still important to test the alarms regularly.
Did you know that alarms don’t last forever? Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced at least every ten years. You should take note of the manufacture date on the back of the alarm. For example, if the date states May 2011, that means it’s time to swap out your old alarm for a new one. Once your new First Alert alarm is installed, you have peace of mind knowing that your family is protected.
I wanted to share a few ways to practice general fire and carbon monoxide safety tips at home to help protect your family:
- Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms throughout your home. This includes on every level and in every bedroom.
- Be sure to test the alarms regularly.
- Upgrade your alarms to the First Alert 10 -Year Sealed Battery Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm to eliminate battery replacements.
- Plan and practice your fire escape route with your family.
- Replace your smoke and CO alarms at least every ten years.
The First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm that I have in my home is linked HERE