Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are often overlooked, but they are perhaps one of the most important devices that will keep your home safe. Most dwelling fires happen at night when people are asleep. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 3 out of 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. As shocking as it is, fire casualties are usually caused by breathing in the smoke and toxic gases from the fire and not from being burned. Poisonous gases inhaled during a fire, like carbon monoxide, can rapidly cause a person to become confused and disoriented.

While performing home inspections in Kern County especially in Bakersfield, Ridgecrest and Kernville areas, professional home inspectors from Kern River Home Inspections notice that most homes don’t have enough smoke alarms and some have smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old. As you know, the purpose of a smoke alarm or a smoke detector is to warn your family of a fire in its early stages and to provide you with the extra time you need to escape safely. In this season where fire hazards are at its peak, it is crucial for every household in Kern County to make sure that your homes are safe. Knowing the following tips will drastically reduce the chances of a deadly fire in your home:

Smoke alarms may seem to be such a small part of your home but are extremely vital nonetheless. Schedule a home inspection at Kern River Home Inspections today to have your home inspected by the best home inspectors in Kern County to see if it has the appropriate number of smoke alarms, if they are properly located or if they are functioning properly or regularly maintained.  

 

This article was created by Kern River Home Inspections, providing home inspections, commercial inspections and mold inspections to Bakersfield and all of Kern County. 

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