It is true to say that fire alarms help to save thousands of lives every day, but it is also true to say that a fire alarm is only going to save lives if it is in full working order. A fire alarm that is faulty, has been disconnected because it keeps being accidentally tripped, or has got flat batteries is no more use than an ornament when it comes to your safety.
Remembering to regularly test your home fire alarm and smoke detectors can be a chore that is easily forgotten with the hustle and bustle of modern life. However, something as simple, quick and effective as checking and replacing your fire alarm batteries could save your life one day!
The importance of working fire alarms
Your fire alarm and smoke detectors are there to make sure that you are alerted early and can respond quickly to a fire outbreak. Your fire safety equipment are there to be used to not only potentially save your life, and the lives of your loved ones, but also to allow you to stop a fire outbreak spreading before it can cause serious damage.
In many cases, a home fire alarm and smoke detectors have enabled the homeowners to safely evacuate their family from the home in the early stages of a fire emergency. When the alarm is raised early enough, a homeowner may have enough time to then contain and extinguish the fire before it gets a chance to take a hold and sweep through the family home.
Fire alarm battery replacement
When you add up the cost of making an insurance claim to potentially re-build your home and replace your valuable contents, some of which may be irreplaceable, wouldn’t you rather have spent a few pounds on the cost of replacing your alarm batteries instead?
Fire alarm batteries are an essential element because they can give the power to your alarm that it needs to detect a fire and sound the warning alarm. When you think that your alarm and smoke detectors are working to help protect your safety 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year, don’t you think that they deserve the proper care and attention that can take such very little effort on your part. By simply testing your alarms regularly, and ensuring the batteries are replaced at least once per year, you could be helping to save your life and the lives of your family. Testing and battery replacements take mere minutes to perform – so why take the risk of neglecting them?
Another common mistake people make is to remove the batteries from fire alarms. This is more common than you think and can often happen when your run out of batteries at home, and think it’s OK to ‘borrow’ a battery from the fire alarm. Borrowing a battery from an alarm with the intention to replace it as soon as possible is often quickly forgotten about, leaving your home at greater risk of damage from a fire emergency.
Check and replace your fire alarm batteries today! You will be thankful that you did.