Home Hazards: Hallways

Long or short, fire safe hallways keep your family moving while stopping fire danger.

  1. Don't use extension cords that are frayed or wrapped in a coil, and don’t run cords under rugs.
  2. Install ceiling-mounted smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that are at least four inches away from the walls on every level of your home.
  3. Ensure smoke alarms are UL listed (www.ul.com).
  4. Test your smoke alarms once a month.
  5. Wall-mounted smoke alarms should be installed four to 12 inches away from the ceiling.
  6. Don’t install smoke alarms near windows, doors or ducts.
  7. Vacuum your smoke alarms every six months.
  8. Change your smoke alarm batteries at twice per year. Make sure batteries are always in smoke alarms.

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Liberty Mutual is committed working with you to provide the right amount of insurance to protect your home from fire. Make sure you do your part by keeping your smoke alarms free of dust and debris by vacuuming over and around them regularly. Learn More >