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01/13/2015
As you know, accidents and disasters are not planned. This is why your best chance at getting out of them unharmed, is to be ready for them. For example, by having functional fire alarms in your home, you increase the chances that you and your family will be able to get out safely in case of a fire.

Still, in order to have working fire alarms, you need to give them regular maintenance. If you’d like to know how you can do it, keep reading this post Buffalo Builders Inc., DKI in Colorado Springs has prepared for you.

How to Check Your Fire Alarms

  1. The first thing you need to do is get your family’s help. Not only will they assist you in the process, but they should also learn how to do it themselves for future check rounds.
  2. Check the alarm and its range. To do this, have a family member stand far away. Then, press the button that activates the alarm in the detector. Check if it works and how far away the sound can be heard. If it doesn’t work, change the batteries or replace the fire alarm.
  3. Now that you know the alarm rings, it’s time to test its ability to detect smoke. To do so, get a smoke detector tester and use it as instructed. The alarm should go off, proving it works. If it doesn’t, change the batteries or replace it entirely. 
  4. That one of the fire alarms in your home works, doesn’t mean all the others will. Go through each fire alarm and perform the two tests mentioned above.
  5. If you want to make sure that your fire alarms work properly, you need to do these test rounds at least once a month. You can set a reminder in your phone so you don’t forget.
  6. Lastly, if your fire alarms are 10 years old or older, you may want to replace them entirely. This way, you’ll make sure that they won’t malfunction in case of an emergency. 
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Remember to check back on our blog for more useful tips, like this trusty guide to maintaining your home this new year.