We’ve had a beautiful autumn here in southeastern Wisconsin, but we all know cold temperatures will inevitably come. Unfortunately, along with the cold comes an increase in home fires.
One of the easiest things homeowners can do to prevent devastating fires and loss of life is to replace the batteries in our smoke alarms and test them to be sure they work. And there’s no better time to do this than Sunday, November 1, when we change our clocks for Daylight Savings Time!
Proper smoke alarm placement can save your life
Not only is checking the batteries and testing your smoke alarms important to your safety, but also key is placing smoke alarms in the proper places. Alarms should be in the basement, outside sleeping areas, and inside each bedroom.
Our reinsurance company Grinnell Mutual, offers this helpful infographic to learn more about smoke alarm placement:
For more information on safety and fire prevention, check out these helpful Grinnell articles:
- VIDEO: Residential fire sprinklers save lives
- Cultivate a fire-safe farm
- Have a fire escape plan
- If you can’t stand the heat … prevent kitchen fires
If you have any questions on making your home safer for the upcoming winter, feel free to call us at Forward Mutual Insurance Company, 920-261-6616.