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Articles and other information related to fire safety equipment and procedures in Illinois.

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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Are You Being Fire Safe in Your Condominium?

Prepared Are You Being Fire Safe in Your Condominium? As a resident of a Chicago condominium, you probably have certain safety measures in place. You most likely keep your doors locked, make sure you’re safe when heading out and you’re always making sure the windows are shut before you leave. But what about fire safety? Have you checked to make sure that your unit, and you, are ready should a fire break out? What about preventing fires? There are many tips you can utilize to fireproof your condo and make sure that you and your family are safe. You want to...
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Fire Prevention: Cooking Safety Tips for Your Tenants

cooking Fire Prevention: Cooking Safety Tips for Your Tenants Owning a Chicago condominium is a great way to get into the real estate investment game. However, as an HOA manager or as the owner of the building, it’s important that your tenants know how to keep themselves safe, and your building. Sharing prevention tips and safety tips at your regular monthly meetings of the HOA would be a great way to start sharing fire safety in Chicago. If you do not have regularly scheduled meetings, consider setting them up so that your tenants are aware of tips and tricks to keep...
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Are Your Fire Extinguishers Ready for Action?

fire extinguisher Are Your Fire Extinguishers Ready for Action? As a Chicago property owner, you must know the fire safety requirements for your building at all times. One of those requirements, in an apartment building, business or condominium association, is to have working fire extinguishers available. There is a lot that goes into making these tools ready for the job should a fire break out in your property. As the owner it is up to you to make sure your extinguishers are compliant and ready for action should the need arise. What are you responsible for? What does it take to make...
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Spring Fire Safety Checklist

spring Spring Fire Safety Checklist As a condominium owner in Chicago, it is very important to stay updated on the latest fire safety regulations and to ensure your building is safe. One way to do that is by making sure all your fire safety precautions are in place and working as they should every so often. Since spring is just around the corner, it’s time to do a fire safety check up on your condo. Make sure that your rental property in Chicago is prepared and fire safe with these areas in place. Check Smoke Detectors Remind all your tenants to...
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