Apt For Rent: Rental Housing Codes and Inspections

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Apt For Rent: Rental Housing Codes and Inspections

+N0 Battery.N0 Chance.++BATTERIESBatteries won’t help if asmoke detector is too old.Replace alarms every5-10 years.chirpIf the low-battery signalbegins to chirp, replacebatteries immediately!make thechoice tobe firesafe.3You have minutes to get out.Don’t become a statistic.Check your batteries.Check your alarms.Check your plan.FIREbeFIREfiresafe ineveryway.FIREFIREFIREResidentialFire SafetyFIREBrochure+Test your smoke detectorsonce a month to make surethe batteries are still good.Questions on Fire Safety?Contact the Fire Department!FIRE712-732-8010firedepartment@stormlake.orgFIRE+Use daylight savings timeas a reminder in the Spring.“Change your clocks...change your batteries!”9123Questions about theRental Inspection Program?Contact the Building Officials Office!712-732-8002buildingofficial@stormlake.orgFIRE+Never remove smokedetector batteries.6FIREFIREwww.stormlake.org/firesafety


tipssafe.T O KEEPYOUSmoke detectors could save your life.Buy them. Use them. Take care of them!Sleeping with bedroomdoors closed slows thespread of smoke and flames.Do not leave candles orspace heaters unattended.If you have a nuisance detector thatregularly responds to steam fromshowers or stoves, move the detectorfarther from that area, or purchaseone with the silence button feature.Never uninstall detectors or remove batteries.Where should I install detectors?- in every bedroom- on each level of the home- outside sleeping areasUse ash trays with acenter support feature.Store matches and lighters outof the reach of children.NEVER smoke in bed.Plan two escape routeswith meeting places awayfrom the house. Practice themduring the day and night.NEVERre-enter a home that’s ablaze.Vacuum smoke detectorsperiodically to removedust particles.Remember that children andthe elderly might needassistance getting out.The State Fire Marshal has mandated thatnew detectors must be “dual” sensor andcontain one of the following combinationsin one alarm:- photoelectric and ionization detection- smoke and heat detection- smoke and carbon monoxide detectionkitchendiningroomSingle LevellivingroomSmoke Alarm(Detector):bedroomhallwaybedroombedroomMount detectors:- in the middle of ceiling away from heatingand cooling ducts- for units mounted on walls, install 3 feet ormore from corners and 4-6 inches from ceiling.* always adhere to manufacturer’sinstructionsMultistorybedroomliving roombasementhallwaySmoke Alarm(Detector):bedroomSmoke detectors monitor the air 24 hours a day, every day. After 10 years, it’s been on the job for over 87,000 hours.

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