Check Your Smoke Detectors to Prevent Fire Damage in Philadelphia

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ServiceMaster by ARTec reminds you to check your smoke detectors when daylight savings time ends!

It’s hard to believe, but in less than a month an hour of daylight will be cruelly snatched away from us and tucked into the sacred “Satchel of Pointlessness.” While Daylight Saving Time may be a modern day anachronism, it’s an anachronism we in America doggedly cling to, well, except for the enlightened people living in Arizona and Hawaii.

Daylight Saving Time officially comes to a screeching halt at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 2. So there, you can’t say you weren’t warned. And, while some find Daylight Saving Time to be a nuisance, it does serve a few useful purposes, not the least of which is allowing people to sleep in an extra hour for one day in late autumn. It also serves as an excellent and timely reminder to check all the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Yes, those unobtrusive white hockey pucks that otherwise go ignored most of the year nevertheless do require occasional maintenance. And, what better time to conduct such minor and routine maintenance than after enjoying an extra hour of sleep?

After all, checking and replacing smoke detector batteries is a very minor price to pay in the name of fire damage prevention, and maintaining carbon monoxide detectors is a minor price to pay in the name of death prevention.

Smoke and fire damage in Philadelphia homes represent very real hazards with very real associated hardships and expenses. Fire restoration and smoke damage repair can be very difficult without the necessary expertise and equipment.

ServiceMaster by ARTec is always at your service should you need fire damage restoration. We rely on a meticulous five step process, including emergency pre-cleaning to prevent further damage, wall and ceiling cleaning to preserve at-risk surfaces, and deodorization to draw out the stubborn stench caused by fire damage and smoke damage.

This is the time of year you should be thinking of preparing for festive family gatherings and long winter nights staying warm and cozy with your family, not having to worry about costly and disruptive fire damage and smoke damage. So, check those smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms on or around November 2.

And remember to call ServiceMaster by ARTec should unthinkable fire damage and smoke damage become an unfortunate reality. We offer our fire restoration services in Philadelphia, West Chester, Ardmore, Clifton Heights, and Media, PA.

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