Have your smoke detectors checked every year.
Having working smoke alarms is very important to your family’s safety. Have them
checked and the batteries replaced yearly. It is good to hold fire drills and have an
escape plan. If you build a new home, install fire sprinklers.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Have your fuel-burning appliances inspected by a qualified technician at least once
a year operation, A qualified technician should have practical knowledge of the
installation and proper ventilation of fossil-fuel-burning devices; carry the applicable insurance; be bonded; and be licensed to perform heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) work in your area
Carbon monoxide detectors or known as CO detectors is a device that detects the presence of the carbon monoxide (CO) gas in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is a colorless and odorless compound produced by incomplete combustion. It is often referred to as the “silent killer” because it is virtually undetectable without using a detection device. Elevated levels of CO can be dangerous to humans depending on the amount present and length of exposure.
CO detectors are designed to measure CO levels over time and sound an alarm before dangerous levels of CO accumulate in an environment, giving people adequate warning to safely ventilate the area or evacuate. Some system-connected detectors also alert a monitoring service that can dispatch emergency services if necessary.
Carbon Monoxide build up can be caused by a malfunctioning fuel-burning device. In the home, some common sources of CO include open flames, space heaters, Gas or oil furnace, water heaters, blocked chimneys or running a car inside a garage