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Fires can spread quickly, often while you’re sleeping or busy doing something. To protect yourself and your family, install smoke alarms to make your home safer. But for the best fire safety, smoke alarms must be used properly. Place it in strategic locations of your home and don’t forget to check the batteries regularly.
Purchasing a Smoke Alarm
Smoke alarms, otherwise known as smoke detectors, can detect fires and warn household members of impending danger. They are sold at the hardware, home improvement stores, and supermarkets. You may even be able to get them for free at your local fire department. You can either buy a smoke alarm that runs on battery or a smoke alarm that runs on electricity with a backup battery.
Buy a smoke alarm that can detect big and open flames, as well as smoldering smoky fires. Remember that you will need to install them in multiple areas of your home.
Smoke Alarm Installation
Putting your smoke detectors at a strategic location is important. Installing it in a far corner isn’t a good idea as it may not sense smoke properly from the opposite side of the house immediately.
Smoke alarm placement tips:
Where not to install fire alarms:
If you’re installing hard-wired smoke detectors that run on electricity, have the electrician do it. Battery-operated smoke alarms, on the other hand, are very easy to install that you can do it yourself.
Smoke Alarm Maintenance
As soon as you’ve had smoke alarms installed, test them regularly to ensure that they’re working properly. Here are some maintenance tips:
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