Friday, March 8, 2013

Check Your Smoke & CO Detectors

Fire Prevention & Carbon Monoxide Detection

Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning properly. Test your detectors monthly and change the battery at least once a year. Springing forward an hour for Daylight Savings is a good reminder. If you are a Hayes Properties tenant and your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors are not working, please contact us at 773-929-7050.

 Most Hayes Properties apartments are outfitted with a
combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

Eliminate Fire Hazards

         Never leave your stove or oven unattended while cooking.
         Keep flammable objects at least three feet away from a heat source.
         Do not run extension cords behind rugs or curtains.
         Do not use appliances with damaged cords. 

Know Your Exits

         Familiarize yourself with all of the exits at the property.

In the Event of a Fire

         Exit your apartment immediately.
         Pull the nearest fire alarm located in the hallway.
         In dense smoke, crawl on the floor to nearest exit.


  1. Everyone says to check your smoke detector, but *how* exactly do you check them?

  2. I am in need of a new smoke detector for my Apartment, would perfer an all in one carbon and smoke deterctor. please

  3. press the battery-test button and, if it beeps, i guess it's a functioning detector. or you can blow a little smoke near it for a real test.