MID-LAND REALTORS is striving to be your primary source for REAL ESTATE information in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. However, a lot of what will be posted here will apply throughout the United States.
We are also aware that what you need will be different depending on where you are in the process – buying, selling, renting, up-sizing, downsizing, landlord or property management. With that being said, we want to talk about Fire Safety and Your Home.
Fire Safety is probably one of the most important things to have a good understanding of in your home. This applies whether you are buying, selling, renting or property managing.
It is important for you to explore and figure out exit strategies in the event of a fire. It is important to have a planned location to meet in the event of a fire.
It is important to have devices to identify fires.
It is important to have devices to stop a fire.
And so many more things to consider for fire safety.
Any of these points could be a full blog on what to do and what not to do. For this blog, we are going to give you high-level tips.
- First and foremost, have operational fire detectors in the home. I don’t care if it is hard-wired, battery operated or both, (check building code for your area) but HAVE them. This is the easiest way to save a life. Most fire detectors have a “Best By Date.” Check it and change if it is past. Change the battery at least 2 twice a year if it is not lithium.
- Have a fire extinguisher by the furnace, hot water heater, stove/oven, and each fireplace
- Have a carbon dioxide detector
- Plan with your family on an outside location to meet if you need to evacuate the home due to a fire or a gas leak.
These simple steps will keep you safe if the unexpected happens.
Some other things to plan on is having blankets and other supplies in your vehicle.
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