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What to Do If There’s a Fire in Your Apartment Building

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  A small apartment fire can turn lethal if left unattended, leading to a traumatic experience. An apartment fire is equally dangerous for the landlord as well as the tenants. Apartment fires typically lead to property damage or even liver damage in severe cases. Residents must know what to do for better Chicago fire safety if there’s a fire in an apartment building. Therefore, we will discuss the best approaches in such dire situations in this article—let’s start. What to Do If There’s a Fire in Your Apartment Building An apartment fire typically costs a lot. According to statistics, there were...

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Fire Safety Tips for Rental Properties You Need to Know

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Commercial and residential fires can be a serious threat to property and life security. Fires in rental properties put more lives in danger, and if you are a tenant or a landlord, knowing fire safety tips can help. The tips we have listed in this article educate readers on what to keep in mind to ensure better fire safety for their apartments. These tips extend further from fire extinguisher servicing and ensure long-term safety for residents. Fire Safety Tips for Rental Properties You Need to Know Fire safety tips can help rental property owners prevent fires in the first place, ensure...

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Do Chicago Apartments Need to Have Fire Extinguishers?

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Apartment fires can be dangerous, damaging property and threatening life. No one knows when a fire may break out and become uncontrollable. In 2022, there were over 1,353,500 calls for apartment fires reported. These apartment fires can lead to severe damage if not controlled timely, and that’s where fire extinguishers can help control the fires. Therefore, ensuring fire extinguisher maintenance is a must for landlords. There are further legal details that property owners and tenants must know about, so we’ll discuss all of that in this article ahead. Do Chicago Apartments need to have Fire Extinguishers? According to the Fire Safety...

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What are the Fire Safety Standards for High-Rise Buildings

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Fire safety is a major concern for U.S. residents because fire breakouts are a major hazard and can lead to property and life damage. Knowing fire safety standards for high-rise buildings is necessary for situations like these. These standards are more than just fire extinguisher maintenance because getting out of a high-rise building is more challenging. What are the Fire Safety Standards for High-Rise Buildings According to statistics, there were over 1,353,500 fire department calls in 2021 alone. The number has increased because people do not take fire safety standards seriously. The Chicago Fire Department has shared the best approaches for...

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Chicago Apartment Fire Safety: Who can be Held Accountable?

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Fire safety and damage are among the biggest concerns for residents in Chicago. A single fire can cost thousands of dollars in damage and, in worse cases, your life. Learning Chicago apartment fire safety is necessary if you’re living in an apartment or a multi-story building. Apartment fire safety extends further than fire extinguisher maintenance and other basic steps. Instead, it requires planning, structural improvements, and several changes to the building. Most fires in Chicago apartments occur because of issues with the inspection systems. The big question is, who can be held accountable? Chicago Apartment Fire Safety: Who can be Held...

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