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Emergency Equipment That’s a Must-Have for Every Home

by | Apr 12, 2022 | Home Preparedness

Emergency Equipment That’s a Must-Have for Every Home

Most people don’t think about emergency equipment until they need it. But if you’re prepared for anything, you’ll be glad you have it on hand. Here are some must-have emergency items for your home.

Prevent and Fight Fire

Fire Extinguisher

A fire extinguisher is a must-have in any home, especially if you have a fireplace or stove. Here are the places in your home that should have a fire extinguisher:

  • Living area
  • Kitchen
  • Garage or workshop

Ideally, you’ll have a fire extinguisher about every 40 feet apart. The average fire extinguisher can last 10-12 years. We recommend replacing them every 8 years to be safe.

A fire extinguisher could also mean you won’t need to call us for smoke and fire damage restoration.

Smoke Detector

A smoke detector can save your life in a fire. Install them on every level of your home and test them monthly. One smoke detector on each level isn’t quite enough. Install them:

  • Inside every bedroom
  • Outside every sleeping area
  • In the kitchen
  • Attic and basement
  • Each stairwell

We know that beeping when the detector’s battery dies is annoying. Fight the urge to uninstall them (rip off the wall