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5 Reasons Your Commercial Building Could Fail Fire Safety Inspections

inspection report 5 Reasons Your Commercial Building Could Fail Fire Safety Inspections As a condominium owner in Chicago, it is important that your building is up to code with all fire safety regulations. Whether you are a new investor or you’re a seasoned owner, you need to remember that fire safety inspections are a huge part of keeping your property up and running. There are many aspects of the inspections and you need to be on top of them before your inspector arrives. If you’re getting ready for an inspection or just want to make sure your Chicago property is fire ready,...
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Hire a Fire Safety Team for Your Smoke and CO Detector Maintenance

smoke Hire a Fire Safety Team for Your Smoke and CO Detector Maintenance When you are a Chicago building manager or owner, you need to know that your building is not only safe but up to Chicago fire safety standards. While you can try to learn the regulations on your own and keep up with all there is to know, why not consider hiring a safety company that specializes in just that? There are a lot of Chicago municipal codes that must be followed to keep your residents safe and yourself out of trouble. Working with a company such as Connected...
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How Do You Know It’s Time to Replace Fire Extinguishers?

old extinguisher How Do You Know It’s Time to Replace Fire Extinguishers? Being a property owner in Chicago, it is your responsibility to make sure your tenants and property are safe. That means making sure your fire extinguishers are up to date, tagged and maintained so that they can be used if they are needed. How do you know if you need to replace any fire extinguishers in your building? One general rule is that if it is 12 years old or older, it may be time to replace it. You can also check the gauge for pressure on your extinguisher to...
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Do You Really Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

burner flame Do You Really Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector? As a Chicago resident, you may be curious if CO detectors are actually necessary in your unit. Do you really need to have one or do you only need it if natural gas is used? Whether you’re a property manager, a unit owner or a tenant, there are some things you need to know about carbon monoxide detectors and whether they are truly needed in your property. Take a look at when they are needed, if your HOA needs to request them, or if you even have to be concerned with this...
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Is Your Apartment Safe in a Fire?

exit sign Is Your Apartment Safe in a Fire? Apartments are a great place to live in the big city of Chicago. You can easily access work, play, and shopping from your home right in the center of the city. There are many properties to choose from. However, you need to know that your building is fire safe and that the emergency lights that are required are in place. Whether you’re a property manager seeking compliance or an apartment tenant, here are the things you need to know when it comes to fire safety in Chicago. Requirements of NFPA for Exit Signs...
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