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Safety tips on smoke alarms

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke alarm already set up.

Properly Maintain Smoke Alarms

  • Test units monthly.
  • Install new batteries immediately when the low-battery warning alarm sounds or at least once a year.
  • Clean smoke alarms regularly by vacuuming them with a brush attachment.
  • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years to achieve optimum performance.

Where should you not put smoke detectors?

Don't install the detector

  1. On windows or sliding doors as the winds and air may not pick up the heat of smoke or fire.
  2. In humid or moist areas including the bathroom.
  3. In areas that easily collect dust and dirt including unfinished attics.
  4. In cooler rooms such as sunrooms or porches.
  5. Near ceiling fans or air vents.

How does a smoke alarm increase fire safety?

A smoke alarm is a device that combines smoke detection and a loud alarm together in one unit. The alarm sounds if it detects smoke in large amounts, like in a fire. A smoke alarm, when properly installed, tested, and maintained gives you an early warning of a fire, which increases your chances of getting out.

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