Now Is The Time To Test Your Home Fire Safety Equipment

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Now that Halloween is over and we have set our clocks back, it is time to check your home fire safety equipment.  Having working fire safety equipment can save lives. But electronic devices are not infallible; batteries die, and other parts of the smoke detector can wear out over time. Regular testing can help ensure that your family will be safe in the event of a fire in your home.

Owning a home is one of the most important investments you can make. As your family grows, your needs will change as well as your risk. We think it is very important to review your San Diego home insurance program every year to make sure it still meets your needs.

Home Safety Tests

  • Smoke Alarms–Test each smoke alarm in your home to make sure it is in good working order, and replace the batteries. It is also recommended that every bedroom have a smoke detector. Hard wired detectors are the best, but you can purchase newer detectors that have a battery life of 10 years.  Make sure everyone in the home recognizes the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
  • Fire Extinguishers–Performing a monthly inspection of your fire extinguisher is easy. Check the label or user manual for the manufacturer’s maintenance suggestions, and then follow those steps for doing your own monthly check. Keep the extinguisher in an open and common area, check the pull pin to make sure it still works, and check the pressure gauge.


  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms—Refer to the manufactures instructions for testing your specific model. However, to test most carbon monoxide alarms, you simply locate the test button, press and hold the button for a few seconds, and listen for the sound of the alarm to insure it is working. Finally replace the batteries.

Do you own apartments or rental properties? If you’re living in (or moving to) San Diego County–or anywhere in Southern California–you’re in the right place! Looking to insure your belongings in your condo, apartment or house? Are you a first-time homeowner in San Diego County? Curious how your rates compare with other home insurance carriers? Want to save even more by combining your home and auto insurance policies?

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By | 2017-12-30T22:00:33+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Personal Insurance, San Diego Insurance|0 Comments

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