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Can You Feel the Heat?

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

A lit match with flame and smoke rising from tip When will you be installing your heat detector?

Anytime anyone, anywhere, talks about the subject of fire safety, they ask the dreaded question, "Have you tested your smoke detectors lately?" While we certainly hope you have checked them in the last 30 days (wink), today, we are discussing heat detectors. 

There are over 6,500 garage fires in the U.S. every year, and the majority of them are in one and two family homes.  Insects, humidity, fumes, temperature changes, and dust are just a few of the variables that exist in spaces like your attic and garage that can damage a smoke detector.  Rendering them unreliable.  Heat detectors, on the other hand, respond only to extreme changes in temperature.  If a fire breaks out, the detector sounds an alarm,  giving homeowners the opportunity to minimize property damage and quickly get help on the way. 

Without question, interior smoke detectors are the best way to protect the people in your home.  Heat detectors are meant to help you better protect your property.  Click for more information on heat detectors and to learn more about reducing the risk of a garage fire in your home.

Prevention and preparedness are at the heart of everything we do at SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston.  However, if you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of a fire in your home or business, we are always ready to help.  24/7, 365 days a year. 

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