3 Things To Consider When Looking For An Apartment

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Apartment Building in NYC - Fire SafetyOctober 10, 2016 –

Finding the right apartment for you in the city is no easy task, but your safety must come first. Here are three things to consider for when looking for a new apartment.

  1. Ask the realtor if the building has a sprinkler system. If you have two similar choices, one with a sprinkler system, and one without, consider opting for the building that offers sprinkler protection.
  2. Check that the stairwells are clear and accessible. If they are not clear then, they most likely will not be clear when you move in.
  3. Check if there is a smoke alarm installed in the unit and a fire extinguisher. Note that if there isn’t a smoke alarm in your unit, there most likely isn’t one in your neighbors.

These three items are just the beginning. Stay tuned for more tips to prepare, prevent, and protect against fires in your residential building.

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