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Maintaining and choosing smoke detectors

Maintaining and Choosing Smoke detectors 

According to wikipedia smoke detectors were first patented in 1890 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_detector

The US National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly two-thirds of deaths from home fires occur in properties without working smoke detectors

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Maintenance on Smoke Alarms

canned smoke for testing smoke detectors
Canned smoke for testing smoke detectors

Change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks. You should also look at the manufactures born on date. If your detector is more than 10 years old you should have it replaced. Vacuuming your photovoltaic smoke alarms well help in preventing false alarms from dust and bugs that get in them. Canned smoke is also available to test detectors that may be little out of reach.

Smoke Alarms have come a long way

Smoke alarms are now required in all new homes and buildings and are responsible for saving many lives. Going shopping for smoke detectors can lead to lots of choices. There are two major types of smoke alarms. Ionization and photovoltaic. Ionization smoke detectors are more sensitive to the flaming stage of fires than photovoltaic which are optical detectors.  Optical detectors are more sensitive to fires in the early smoldering stage. You can also buy smoke detectors that use both technologies. 

At least one Carbon monoxide detectors are now required with homes with attached garages. Carbon monoxide detectors can warn you from a cars exhaust and malfunctioning gas appliances. You can also buy smoke alarms that do both carbon and smoke.

Smoke alarms can also be purchase that are hardwired with battery backup or just battery back up. Hard wired is the best option this also allows you to interconnect them so that if one goes off they all go off.

Please do not remove or dismantle your smoke alarms if they start annoying you. Get them checked out by a professional. They could save your life.

When was the last time you checked your smoke detectors?

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