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4 Safety devices you should have in your home or office:

  • Smoke detectors. Almost every home these days has at least one smoke detector but that's not necessarily enough. Some local ordinances require detectors in every bedroom and at least on in a common space. Homeowners are also often required to test the device at least once a year to make sure it's working. Don't forget to change the batteries while you're at it.

  • Fire extinguishers. Another item that most homes already have but how long have you had it? Just like most other things, fire extinguishers have an expiration date. Check that it's current before you're in the middle of a grease fire on Thanksgiving. If it's expired, the extinguisher won't do much good so replace it as soon as you can.

  • Carbon monoxide detectors. The colorless and odorless gas is dangerous and difficult for people to detect unaided. Too much carbon monoxide is deadly but it's hard to know when it's in your home. Local and state governments are responding to the deaths caused by carbon monoxide poisoning by requiring detection devices in residences and rental units.

  • Alarm system. While an alarm system can be pricey, if it's in your budget it is ideal for protecting your home both while you're there and while you're away.

Any of these devices could save your life in an emergency and not having one can open you to liability. Life can change in an instant. If you have been injured because of someone else's negligence, it is sometimes hard to move on with your life. Coping with physical pain, emotional anguish, worry over medical bills and mounting financial debt takes its toll. The person injured may need long-term care or the family may need extensive support. In order to receive proper compensation for your injuries and expenses, you need the help of a skilled Riverside personal injury attorney. Call PEACH & WEATHERS. We have years of experience in personal injury litigation.

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