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BECOME ALARMED BY SMOKE ALARMS

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Smoke alarms have no doubt proven to save lives, however we find as property managers that property owners often put cost above the protection and safety of their tenants.

Too many times we see on the news stories of properties burning to the ground, and a fire spokesperson saying the occupant(s) perished because; they didn’t have a working smoke alarm, the batteries had been removed, the smoke alarm was placed in the wrong position in the house or even worse, no smoke alarms were installed at all! Too many times we also find out this occurred in a rental property.

We urge landlords to consider that the tenants’ life is directly benefited by such a device so we must ensure that not only is the best type of alarm installed, but that it is also correctly placed inside the property.