Facts about Home Fires and Smoke Alarms
SERVPRO of Mount Clemens/ New Baltimore is always here to help and we want to make sure that everyone stays educated so that way we can find ways to avoid home disasters.
Here are some recent home fire facts to keep in mind when replacing smoke detectors and keeping our homes as safe as possible.
- Having a working smoke alarm can cut the risk of home fire deaths in half.
- It's important to know the difference between hardwired and battery powered smoke detectors. Hardwired alarms operate 90% of the time and battery powered ones only work 84% of the time. Which is a pretty decent difference when it comes to a home fire.
- According to a National Fire Prevention Week survey only 1/3 of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
It is important to have a plan in motion. If you need help developing a fire escape plan SERVPRO would gladly help you along. Or you can visit www.nfpa.org for more information.