It’s time to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety in our homes.
October is Fire Safety Month, and October 8th-14th is Fire Prevention Week. Here at Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, we believe that safety should always come first. Take steps to ensure your home is fire-safe today!
To ensure maximum protection, it’s essential to place smoke detectors in key areas of your home. Install them in the following locations:
- In each bedroom or sleeping area
- Outside each bedroom or sleeping area
- On every level of your home, including the basement
Types of Fire Detectors
Choosing a battery-operated smoke detector offers flexibility and reliability in fire safety. They work even during power outages, ensuring continuous protection for your home. And they are easy to install without the need for complicated wiring, making them a convenient choice for any living space. First Alert Battery-Powered Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector. This versatile device offers protection against both smoke and carbon monoxide, making it an ideal choice for any home.
Opting for a hardwired smoke/carbon monoxide detector with battery backup provides the best of both worlds. This applied to both fire and carbon monoxide protection. It offers the reliability of a wired connection, ensuring continuous operation, while the battery backup guarantees safety even during power outages This provides a comprehensive choice for home safety. BRK Hard-Wired w/Battery Back-up Electrochemical/Ionization Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector. This detector provides reliable safety with battery backup for those who prefer hard-wired options.
First AlertDesigner 2-1/2 lb Fire Extinguisher For Household. A stylish and effective fire extinguisher designed for household use.
First Alert 2 lb Fire Extinguisher For Auto. Perfect for your vehicle, ensuring you’re prepared wherever you go.
Cleaning dryer vents is essential for fire safety because lint and debris buildup can easily ignite, leading to a potentially hazardous fire. Regular cleaning ensures proper airflow, reducing the risk of overheating and fire in your dryer system. The Gardus LintEater 12 ft. L Black/White Plastic Vent Cleaning Kit can help you maintain clean and safe dryer vents.
Replacing frayed extension cords is crucial for fire prevention because exposed wires can spark and ignite nearby flammable materials. Replacing damaged cords promptly eliminates this fire hazard and ensures electrical safety in your home. For an extension cord that will blend in with your baseboards, consider the Ace Indoor or Outdoor 100 ft. L White Extension Cord.
Using a grounded adapter is essential to prevent fires because it provides an additional layer of safety by connecting electrical devices to the ground, diverting excess voltage away from the device. This helps reduce the risk of electrical overloads and short circuits that can lead to fires, especially in older homes with ungrounded outlets.
Consider the Vornado Velocity 5 250 sq ft Electric Whole Room Space Heater for added comfort during colder months. It features safety mechanisms, such as automatic shut-off when tipped over or if the temperature gets too high, which reduces the risk of fires and injuries. These features provide peace of mind, ensuring that the heater will deactivate in potentially dangerous situations, helping to keep your home safe during the colder months.
Take advantage of our special offer this October! Purchase any two select fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, or carbon monoxide alarms, and get the third one absolutely free. There’s no limit to how many you can buy, and the free item must be of equal or lesser value. This fantastic deal runs from October 1st to October 31st, 2023, so take advantage of it and enhance your home’s safety.
At Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, we prioritize your safety, and we’re here to provide you with the products and knowledge you need to keep your home fire-free. Remember, safety is a shared responsibility, and by taking these precautions, you can protect your family and property.