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Fire Safety Tips for Charlottesville Vacation Rentals?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

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If you have a seasonal home, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) wants to remind you to make this home fire-safe. You may need to replace batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and chimneys may need to be unblocked or cleaned. Our local team in Charlottesville offers these seasonal home fire safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button
  • Install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms outside each separate sleeping area, on every level of the home, and in other locations, as required by laws, codes, or standards
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month
  • Pack extra batteries for smoke alarms and CO alarms in case they need replacing
  • Make a home escape plan. Practice the plan with everyone in the household, including visitors.
  • Know the telephone number of the local fire department and the address and phone number of the vacation home
  • Chimneys and vents need to be cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year
  • If you smoke, smoke outside. Use deep, sturdy ashtrays.
  • If you are renting, contact the property manager, landlord, or fire department to be sure that smoke alarms and CO alarms are installed and properly working

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