Upkeep Your Smoke Alarm
It isn’t just a cliche, smoke alarms really do save lives and the proper maintenance can help prevent fires in the home. Take a few minutes to read through this article and then a few more to implement the suggested tips-you’ll be glad that you did.
Ionization ones are more effective when it comes to detecting fires that spread and consume quickly, like most kitchen and paper fires. Photoelectric ones are more effective when it comes to fires that are slow smoldering, and combo alarms are equally good at detecting both types.
Since you can never predict which type of fire you will have in your home, it is a good idea to have both types of smoke detection technologies installed. Smoke alarms should be installed on every floor of the house including the basement and should be positioned so that they can easily be heard.
There are some things that should be remembered while using these particular types of alarms. The first thing that should be kept in mind is that we should not keep these alarms at places near the windows, doors. There are some alarms that are very sensitive to the area where you are cooking.
Do not unplug the smoke alarm as they will not produce the sound when a fire accident takes place. The sound produced by the alarm is the most important thing as far as the various functions are concerned.
If you can, it will be better to install them with the help of an electrician. There will be not much difficulty in installing it as you will get a set of instructions with it. It is always said that the smoke alarm should not be connected to the circuit.