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Did you know that this week is Fire Prevention Week?
It seems like there is a theme for every day, week and month of the year but this week is especially important. As fall approaches we tend to think of this as a time for getting winter ready, end of the year yard work and prepping for holidays. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your family and your home is prepared for the unexpected, like home fires. That’s why I’m working with Home Depot, in partnership with Kidde products and Life+Gear night lights, to help raise awareness of fire safety during the month of October by providing simple tips and important products to help families stay safe during Fire Safety Month and beyond.
Since our children are learning fire safety basics in school this week, I thought it would be a good idea to do some fire safety planning at home too. While I love that our youngest came home from pre-school singing “stop, drop and roll” … I think it’s important for her to know how to react to a home fire. We started buy installing a new smoke detector. The one in the girls room has been having issues with chirping, even with brand new batteries installed. To make sure the girls are safe we installed a new Kidde smoke alarm.
Installation was surprisingly simple! The kit includes a mounting bracket that you attach to the ceiling, then simple twist the alarm onto the mount to activate it. The alarm is equipped with a sealed Lithium battery that lasts up to 10 years.
Watch the video below to see the alarm in action!
6 Tips for Protect Your Home from Fires
- Take inventory that smoke alarms are on every level of the home and inside each bedroom.
- Make and practice a fire escape plan, with two ways out of every room and an outside meeting place.
- Install carbon monoxide alarms on each level of the home.
- Search for hidden hazards such as damaged electrical cords or overloaded outlets.
- Schedule regular cleanings of chimneys and flues at least once a year.
- Attend a Do-It-Yourself Electrical Updates workshop on October 19th in Home Depot stores around the country! Learn how to install a smoke alarm, create an escape plan and learn to test your home’s electrical safety. Click here to register online and find a participating Home Depot.
We also installed a Kidde CO Alarm which is something our home did not have until now. We always assumed that because we have an all electric home that we didn’t need one but after some research I learned that we do in fact need one because we have an attached garage. This was an important discovery for us.
Both alarms are exclusive to The Home Depot and are maintenance-free because they never need battery replacements, saving you up to $40 over the life of the alarms. They also feature an end-of-life signal that tells you when it is time to replace them to keep your family safe.
Do you need help making your home and family ready for a fire? The Home Depot has a great online resource page with tips, products and more. You can also connect with Home Depot on Facebook and @HomeDepot on twitter.
Use the entry form below to enter to win a Kidde Smoke Alarm and fire safety night light.
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