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Record Keeping for Fire Extinguisher Maintenance in Chicago

binder Record Keeping for Fire Extinguisher Maintenance in Chicago As a Chicago property owner or HOA board member, you need to know how to keep proper fire safety records in Chicago. This is critical as your fire inspections could lead to costly fines if you do not keep accurate records of maintenance, upgrades, updates, and even inspections themselves. It is important that you have someone in your corner helping you to do just that. Connected Fire Safety Services is a company that specializes in assisting you with making sure everything is taken care of and in proper order before your inspection....
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Winter Fire Safety Tips for Property Owners

black and white blurred background cables Winter Fire Safety Tips for Property Owners Whether you own a huge apartment building in Chicago or a traditional home, it is important to remember fire safety tips during the winter months. Fires can occur in the home, even if the temperatures outside are freezing due to electrical elements or heating systems. Checking up on portions of the property as well as updating fire safety measures will ensure that your Chicago fire safety plans are ready in case of an emergency. Electrical Wiring A common cause of the fire in the home is electrical wiring. In older homes or apartment...
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How Do You Keep Up with Your Fire Safety Info?

glasses How Do You Keep Up with Your Fire Safety Info? When it comes to owning a Chicago condominium or running the HOA, you need to have a clear and precise plan for keeping up with all your fire safety inspection records. You need to have easy access to them at a moments notice and know exactly where to go to find them. This is in case of an inspection where you’re asked to produce maintenance records or in the unfortunate event of a fire and a lawsuit. You need to know that everything has been taken care of and that...
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Is Your Apartment Complex Ready for Your Fire Inspection?

question blackboard Is Your Apartment Complex Ready for Your Fire Inspection? When it comes to fire safety in your Chicago condominium, it’s important to know that your building is ready for an annual fire inspection. It is also critical to know that you are protecting your tenants when it comes to getting them out safely in the event of a fire. What do you need to know for a fire safety inspection? What has to be taken care of to ensure you pass with flying colors? Here are some of the things your building must have up to code to protect your...
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Does Your Building have Adequate Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs?

exit sign Does Your Building have Adequate Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs? When owning an apartment building, it is essential that you have all safety precautions in place for the tenants who live within the property. As a rental property owner, it is up to you to learn more about Chicago fire safety and ensure your building is meeting all fire safety codes for the area. One category in which buildings can be lacking is emergency lighting and exit signs. Such features need to be in place so that residents know what to do and can see where to go in the...
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