Is it better to have a functioning smoke detector or the fire department number on speed dial?
Having both a functioning smoke detector and the fire department number on speed dial are important for fire safety.
A smoke detector provides an early warning in case of a fire, giving you and your family enough time to evacuate the building. Regularly checking and maintaining your smoke detectors is crucial to ensure they are working properly.
Having the fire department number on speed dial allows you to quickly and easily call for help in the event of a fire. This is especially important if you are unable to evacuate the building or if the fire is too large to be put out by using a fire extinguisher.
One good rule of thumb, when you change your clocks every spring and fall, also change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Have some hard-to-reach detectors? Contact one of our prescreened handyman services to help!