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What to Know About Fire Safety in Apartments in Chicago

apartment kitchen What to Know About Fire Safety in Apartments in Chicago There are certain aspects of fire safety in Chicago that you need to know if you rent an apartment. There are before, during, and after steps that you should keep in mind at all times whether you’re in a condominium or a home. These steps can mean the difference in everyone getting out safely or a tragedy taking place. If you’re in the HOA at your condo or you’re a tenant, these are important factors to keep in the forefront of your mind at all times. Before the Fire Starts...
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Reasons Your Fire Extinguisher Could Fail and How to Prevent It

extinguisher Reasons Your Fire Extinguisher Could Fail and How to Prevent It A portable fire extinguisher is a first line of defense when a fire breaks out in your property. If it is a smaller fire such as a grease fire on the stove or a grill fire, these can mean the difference between a massive amount of damage and a small amount contained to the one area. As a property owner, you should know there are several things to do to your fire extinguisher to make sure your fire safety in Chicago is taken care of. Blockage in Hose If...
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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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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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