How to Help Protect Your Home from Fire

While there may be two types of smoke detectors available for your home, replacing them every ten years is encouraged no matter the type. Today we are providing even more fire protection options.

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Ionization detectors are more responsive to flaming fires while photoelectric detectors are more responsive to smoldering fires.


If you and your tenants really want to be safe, there are some things which you should consider.

1. Install both kinds of smoke detectors.

2. Check the batteries on a regular basis.

3. Install interconnected wireless detectors with battery backup.

4. Alert your phone of any smoke in the house with the Nest functions.

5. Locate smoke detectors in every bedroom and on every floor.

6. It is recommended you change your unit every 10 years.

7. You can install sprinklers in your home.

A member of the Ann Arbor Fire Department recommends Kidde smoke and CO alarms.

For updates on fire safety, you can check the Consumer Product Safety Commission to get the most recent publication. And, if you have any questions about this you can contact your local fire department.

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