Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Don’t let the beep steal your sleep.
This partnership is especially close to my heart since being a Mom of two girls and a full house of five of us with two dogs keeping our home safe is extremely important to me. We have the pool fence, an alarm, locks on windows all things you think of. But there are two things I hadn’t really thought much about since my home came with them. Sharing today in this post two easy steps at home to make your family safer with First Alert.
My family is my world! If there is anything that I can do to make us all safer you bet I will improve it. There are two easy steps that you can take at home to make your family that much safer. Sharing those two steps with you all today.
1). Install and update Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms
2) Install Carbon Monoxide alarms in every bedroom and every level of your home
3). Change out batteries every six months
4). Test alarms regularly to insure they are working properly
5). Never leave a car running enclosed
6). Never use gas-powered tools or generators inside the house
7). Plan an escape route with the family to leave immediately should a Carbon Monoxide alarm ever sound
8). Make sure your fire alarm on every level is working properly
9). Have a fire extinguisher on every level that is accessible
What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless and deadly gas that can be produced by any fuel-burning device. For example a furnace, boiler, stove, or cars. CO alarms detect this poisonous gas and provide early warning. First Alert has a variety of CO alarms that fit your family’s needs. They even have an alarm with a 10 year battery life which means no changing batteries! Be sure to visit First Alert for your home safety needs.
In 2011 a lot of states adopted new building codes which means a lot of the alarms that were installed due to those new building codes will soon be expiring with their seven-year useful life. The scary part about Carbon Monoxide is that you have no idea if it could be in your home without an alarm or functioning alarm. I would encourage you to view legislation in your state regarding these codes and replace and update your Carbon Monoxide alarms if you haven’t already done so. It’s a quick easy step that can protect your family and loved ones. First Alert has different options to fit your needs and safety kits to keep your family safer. Hope you enjoyed these easy important steps to keep your family safer at home.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.