Posted on: September 15, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Electrician
Smoke alarms are life-saving devices that provide benefits for occupants. They detect smoke well before any sleeping occupant would and provide critical seconds to implement actions to save life and property. Smoke alarms are designed to detect fire smoke and emit a loud and distinctive sound to alert occupants of potential danger.
This video shows how to install Wireless Smoke Alarms
There are two main types of smoke detectors. Ionization smoke alarms are usually better for detecting flames. So if you live in a wooden house, with lots of combustible furnishings, an ionization alarm is probably best for you. Photoelectric smoke alarms are usually better for detecting smoke. If you live in a home where you believe a fire will smoke before bursting into flame, a photoelectric alarm will work well. Both types of alarms come as battery or mains powered units.
One common factor in most fatal fires is the lack of properly installed, and working smoke alarms. More than one smoke alarm is needed in most dwelling units to make sure that people can hear the alarm and have time to escape. Smoke alarms need to be properly installed, maintained and replaced when needed.
It’s important to have enough smoke alarms in your home. Fire research has demonstrated that with today’s modern furnishings, fires can spread much more rapidly than in the past when more natural materials were used. Because of this, having a sufficient number of properly located smoke alarms is essential to maximize the amount of available escape time. Call (713) 812-7070 us for your home service and repair needs.
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