Smoke Detectors Covering

Posted on: November 14, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Electrician

Smoke Detectors Covering For Houston Homeowners

Smoke detectors are designed to warn individuals that something is on fire. These have proven to be life-saving devices. There are times, however, when the smoke detector goes off when you don’t want it to. If your oven is particularly smoky, it can set the smoke detector off every time you cook. To stop it from going off, you will need to cover the smoke detector up.

Covering up a Smoke Alarm.

How to Cover Up a Smoke Detector

I assume you just want to cover the smoke alarm so that it doesn’t go off while you are cleaning or painting in the room where there is a smoke alarm. I wouldn’t recommend covering a smoke alarm for any other reason as they are life safety devices.

If my assumption is correct, then assuming you don’t have the plastic cover that comes with most smoke detectors for this very reason, you could simply use a plastic bag to cover the smoke and then use a rubber band around the detector to hold the bag in place which would prevent any dust particles from entering the smoke detector chamber while the work in the room is going on.

  • Rip off a piece of aluminum foil to fit over the smoke detector and around its sides. Wrap the piece of aluminum foil around the smoke detector. It should stay by itself, but if it doesn’t, wrap a large rubber band around it.
  • Fold a plastic grocery bag in half and place it over the smoke detector. Use painter’s tape to secure the grocery bag in place. Any other type of tape might take the paint off the wall when you try to remove it.
  • Cut enough duct tape to fit over the air vents in the smoke detector and then tape them in place. If the smoke can’t get in, the smoke detector won’t go off.

Tips & Warning For Smoke Detector

Set a fan in front of the smoke detector when you are cooking so that the oven smoke blows past it instead of into it. You can also remove the batteries from the smoke detector before you begin to cook and replace them when you are finished. Don’t forget to remove the smoke detector cover when you are finished cooking. Otherwise, you will not receive warning if there is a real fire in the house. Call us for your home service and repair needs. Call (713) 812-7070 us for your home service and repair needs.

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