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Did you know you should test the smoke alarms in your home at least once a month and ideally once a week?

More than 200 people lost their lives due to a fire in their home according to the latest Government figures. And you are around eight times more likely to die in a house fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm in your home.

All our homes should have at least one smoke alarm fitted to each floor of your property. For example if you live in one of our bungalows then you would have one smoke alarm but if you live in one of our three storey town houses you should have at least three smoke alarms installed.

Our alarms are mains wired with a backup battery. We will service these alarms once a year when we visit your property to check other things (like in a gas service), however it is your responsibility to check these at all other times.

For more advice about fire safety in the home, visit the Government’s Fire Kills campaign at

And visit our keeping your home safe page for more advice about keeping you and your family safe in your home.

Writing about all things housing related for more than 10 years.

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