First Alert: Spring Cleaning and Home Safety
The beginning of warmer weather, the budding of leaves, and the blooming of fragrant flowers all mark the upcoming spring season.
And, this is when many people, including me, like to start their yearly spring cleaning routine of sanitizing, organizing and purging unnecessary items.
For this reason, spring is also a great time to check and see if you need to replace your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Life gets really busy during the year, and keeping my family safe at all times is my top priority.
Testing to make sure you have working alarms each spring (at a minimum) is such a simple precaution but can make an enormous difference in your family’s safety.
This post about First Alert presents important, actionable steps and safety tips that can help keep your family and home protected from the dangers of smoke and carbon monoxide.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
It seems there are more reports every month about someone getting sick or dying from exposure to carbon monoxide.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that kills without warning. It claims the lives of hundreds of people every year and makes thousands more ill. Many household items including gas and oil-burning furnaces, portable generators, and charcoal grills produce this poison gas.” (CDC, 2019). (Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/co/).
So, how can we prevent this danger?
First Alert explains all about carbon monoxide here.
First Alert: Saving Lives
Properly working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms SAVE LIVES!
How many people would be with us today if every home had alarms in each bedroom and on every level?
Below are a few safety tips from First Alert about keeping your family safe.
Important Safety Tips:
Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every level and in every bedroom.
Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms regularly.
Replace batteries every six months or Upgrade to 10-year sealed battery alarms.
Alarms don’t last forever so remember to replace your alarms every ten years.
Plan and practice an escape route with your family.
In a perfect world, we would test our alarms at least once a month.
For example, on the first day of each month. Or, even every week.
But, the reality is that we are lucky if we remember what day it is.
Life is hard — and exhausting.
That’s why writing it on your calendar and making it a point to test your alarms when you are spring cleaning is imperative.
And, these First Alert 10-year sealed battery combo alarms make this process a whole lot easier.
First Alert Product Features
I recently changed things up in our home with the addition of the 10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm and 10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Voice Alerts.
The all-in-one unit works as a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector.
Plus, I like the slim, contemporary design that mounts unobtrusively on my ceiling.
Finally, these alarms are super easy to install.
All you need is a measuring tape, ladder, pencil, drill, and screwdriver.
Features of First Alert 10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms:
2-in-1 protection against smoke and carbon monoxide.
No low-battery chirps and no need for battery replacements.
End-of-life warning to let you know when it’s time to replace the alarm.
Along with the 10-year sealed battery, some First Alert alarms also have voice alerts.
The voice alert will tell you the type and location of danger in your home.
Benefits of a First Alert Alarm
The First Alert 10-year sealed battery alarms offer problem-free protection and help keep your home and family safe for a decade!
This peace of mind is so important!
Just install the alarm once every ten years.
Why is the 10-Year Alarm so incredible?
More saving and no costly battery replacements for the life of the alarm.
Hassle-free: no more climbing up the ladder to change batteries.
No late night low-battery chirps.
First Alert Product Installation
Installing the First Alert alarms was a breeze, and literally took less than five minutes.
Each unit requires two screws to attach the alarm mounting bracket to the ceiling.
Once you’ve securely attached the mounting bracket, place the alarm at the open portion of the universal mounting slots.
Finally, turn the alarm clockwise until you hear it click into place.
Once you mount the alarm to the mounting bracket, the alarm is activated.
Awesome! You now have 10 years of worry-free protection.
Why Should You Install First Alert Alarms in Your Home?
These alarms are a key part in a home escape plan
Helps protect your home from two potentially deadly threats by providing up to a decade of uninterrupted monitoring
The alarms can give you extra time to get out of your house and to safety
It’s the Law!
Did you know all states have legislation requiring smoke alarms?
And, some states like New York and New Jersey have legislation that requires 10-year sealed battery alarms.
So, be sure to check the requirements in your state HERE.
Peace of Mind Using First Alert
Again, First Alert 10-year sealed battery alarms offer hassle-free protection that helps keep your home and family protected for a decade!
I love knowing that my family is guarded by the reliability, quality and innovation of First Alert products.
After all, First Alert has been protecting homes and families since 1958.
Over to You!
Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed in all of your bedrooms at home?
And, do you test your alarms regularly?
Also, do you have fire extinguishers on every level of your home?
Have you practiced an escape route with your family?
Let me know in the comments below! : )
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