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Fire Inspection Preparation: What You Need To Know

winding road Fire Inspection Preparation: What You Need To Know Is your building ready for a fire inspection? At any time, a fire marshal could arrive to inspect your building. It is essential that you make sure your building remains up to code at all times. Do you know how to do this? Are you well-versed in fire inspection preparation? If not, you can easily learn what you need to do to be ready. Your building will remain safe from fires and you will meet the inspection from the fire marshall with flying colors! Fire Department Accessibility When it comes to Chicago...
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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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Prepare Your Apartment for Fall

fall foliage Prepare Your Apartment for Fall When you live in a Chicago condominium, it is important that fire safety is one of the items on your to-do list when seasons change. As you’re preparing for fall and winter in Chicago, make sure to keep these items in mind to ensure your apartment is fire safe for the upcoming cooler months. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors While you probably checked these in the spring, it’s time again to ensure their batteries are in good working order and that they are working properly. Every time you spring forward or fall back with your...
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Stay on Top of the Lighting in Your Chicago Building

spiral bulb Stay on Top of the Lighting in Your Chicago Building Have you ever been to a building and noticed that some of the light bulbs weren’t working? How about going to a building at night and you can’t see to get in as the lighting outside is burned out? This is not only annoying, it is unsafe. As a Chicago property owner, you must ensure that all lighting both inside and out is working properly at all times. If you have an event such as a fire break out or another building issue where evacuation is necessary, it is up...
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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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