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Free Home Fire Safety Inspections

Smoke Alert's Free Home Fire Safety Inspection is a comprehensive examination of your entire home for possible factors that could lead to a home fire. If our dedicated inspector finds anything that does not meet the guidelines listed below, we'll give you an estimate on the spot to make it right. We have extremely low costs for smoke detectors, Carbon Monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and rescue ladders; Plus, you'll get them professionally installed for minimal cost. At Smoke Alert, we try to make everything as affordable as possible and you will never receive any pressure or scare tactics to make a larger purchase. If you let us know you have a budget of $40 to spend on Fire Safety, then we'll get you the most protection possible for $40. All of our products are warrantied through Smoke Alert for the first year. If you sign up for our Yearly Maintenance Plan, the warranty will continues throughout the following next year. If any items are installed and used (fire extinguisher or rescue ladder) or destroyed (detectors) due to a fire, we'll replace it free of charge (does not include online orders).

General Inspection Guidelines

  • Family should have a home fire escape plan. If this is not the case, we will make one and practice it.
  • We'll discuss why the family should practice the home fire escape plan at least twice a year.
  • Children shoulf understand and be able to demonstrate "Stop, Drop, and Roll"
  • The home should have smoke alarms on every level.
  • The home should have a smoke alarm in every bedroom.
  • The home should have Fire Extinguishers on every level
  • The home should have smoke alarms located outside each separate sleeping area.
  • The home should have smoke alarms located at least 10 feet from all stationary or fixed cooking appliances.
  • For larger homes (where the interior floor area on a given level is greater than 1,000 square feet), there should be an average of at least 1 smoke alarm for every 500 square feet.
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected so that when one sounds, they all sound.
  • All smoke alarms should be working and be less than 10 years old
  • If the home has occupant(s) that require assistance to escape, we'll discuss escape planning and occupant requirements in case of a fire or emergency escape.
  • The house number should be visible from the street.
  • Windows used for escape should open easily and not be blocked by furniture, security bars, or be nailed/painted shut.
  • An escape ladder should be present for 2 and 3 story homes
  • If security bars are present, they should have a quick release-device.
  • The home should have a carbon monoxide alarm outside each separate sleeping area.
  • The home should have a carbon monoxide alarm on every level.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms should be less that 5 years old and in working condition.

Throughout the Home

  • Smokers should smoke outside the home.
  • Large ashtrays will be provided outside for smokers.
  • Matches and lighters should be stored in a secure cabinet.
  • Lit candles should not left unattended.
  • Flammable liquids, if stored in the home, should be limited in quantity
  • The home should not be cluttered with clothes, magazines, newspapers and other items that can easily burn.


  • Things that can burn should be removed from the stovetop.
  • Small appliances should be unplugged when not in use.
  • Adults should stay in the kitchen when stovetop is in use.

Living/Family Room

  • Fireplaces should have a proper screen and hearth.
  • Things that can burn should be at least 3 feet from space heaters and fireplaces.


  • All bedrooms should have two ways out, a window and door.