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New homeowners are consumed by the stress of moving in and getting settled. The risk of fire may be the last thing on their mind. But safety should always be a top concern, and fire can strike at any time. The National Fire Protection Association suggests placing smoke alarms in each bedroom, outside sleeping areas, and on every level of the home. If your new home lacks smoke detectors, install them immediately. If the house already has appropriately situated smoke detectors, new homeowners should replace the batteries as soon as they move in, then set a monthly reminder to test the alarms and confirm that they’re still working.
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