hen it comes to fire safety, being prepared is only part of the solution. It is just as important to have the proper safety equipment inside your home. Not only will it give you peace of mind, it also increases the safety of your home to eliminate preventable deaths. Here are some must-have pieces of safety equipment to help provide you with a superior level of protection.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can be detrimental to you and your family. It can be produced any time that you burn fuel such as lighting a grill, using a fireplace, turning on a gas range, using a furnace and more. Inhaling too much carbon monoxide can have devastating effects, so it is important to have multiple carbon monoxide alarms to alert you if levels get too high.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers play a vital role in fire safety. Data shows that in approximately 80 percent of all fire incidents, a portable fire extinguisher was the only fire tool needed to put the fire out. If a fire erupts in your home and you catch it in an early stage, you can opt to use a fire extinguisher to put it out. Only do so if you are educated about how to use one, and ensure that you are using the proper type of extinguisher as well.  You can check out our blog on inspecting the fire extinguisher here.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are essential in detecting fires before they erupt- they let the family know that there is a fire as soon as it detects it. Installing of smoke detectors involves location and quantity – and this can make all of the difference in the safety of the home. You should also test that your smoke alarms are working at least once per month.