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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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Understanding Fire Extinguisher Classes

action adult blaze Understanding Fire Extinguisher Classes When it comes to Chicago fire safety in the home, it is important for homeowners to learn more about fire extinguishers. A portable fire extinguisher is used to douse flames due to certain flammable materials. It is important to use the right type of fire extinguisher when a fire occurs in the home. Below are a few safety tips and well as information on the tools needed to put out a fire in the home. Location of Extinguishers First, you will need to decide which rooms in the home will have a fire extinguisher. In most...
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Does Your Family Know What to do During a Fire?

burning flame Does Your Family Know What to do During a Fire? When living in an apartment in Chicago, it is important to cover all aspects of safety, including fire safety. As a parent, it is a must to learn what to do in case of a fire and have a plan of action. Most families do not take the proper precautions and when living in an apartment, a fire can start around you, resulting in the need for escape. By learning more about fire safety in Chicago, you will be able to better protect your family. Below are a few tips...
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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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