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Published December 21, 2017 by admin

Did You Know That These Safety Devices Also Expires?

Got surprised? But the safety devices actually expire whether they have expiry dates written on them or not. In many homes making the storage empty of expired food, medicines or other solutions is a practice which is a good habit but do you ever think that safety devices also need to be replaced with new when expired? That is why from today you should do a thorough audit of your house and check all the safety devices for their performance, if you find any defect in functioning, immediately throw it away. The defect in small safety devices should not cost your harm so keep alert!


Fire Extinguisher: 

You may have a fire extinguisher placed in your kitchen. The usability years can vary in different types of fire extinguishers like disposable models can last for five to seven years and non-disposable models need alternate recharging after every five to six years. For safety, improvement checks for the tags if any, for the specifications of the maintenance schedule is necessary. If you do not find anything, make the tags which can be used to note the maintenance dates according to the suggested recharging time


Smoke Detector: 

The lifespan of smoke detectors is ten years. Expiry date should be written by the manufacturers, printed on the back or the battery. A minor ignorance can lead to big disasters that may affect you severely. Kids are sensitive and cannot resist for long in accidents. You should be extra careful to avoid any bad situation by regularly checking your safety devices for working and replacing them when expires.


Carbon Mono Oxide Detector:

Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless highly toxic gas cannot be identified. A number of appliances that may release CO gas are widely used in houses like heater, cloth dryers, and ovens. The detector should be placed outside the sleeping rooms or on each floor of your house.

These detectors normally have a life of five to seven years. If you find any irregularity in the functioning of carbon mono oxide detector, do not delay but call the professional.


Surge Protector: 

The right amount of voltage is required for appliances or else damage can occur. Modern electronics are more sensitive to current change, therefore, a surge protector is used to keep these electronics safe. It limits the extra voltage and current spikes by blocking or channeling into the grounding wire of the outlet. Some power strips are surge protected and they clearly indicate it.

After absorbing a certain amount of electrical surge, the surge protector expires. A light when turning on can be seen, shows that it is working efficiently. When no light, means it is a better time to replace it.


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