Fire alarms are not just there to let you know you’ve burned your dinner. Fire alarms and smoke detectors are installed to keep you safe and warn you if you’re in danger of a fire or smoke. Bottom line, fire alarms and smoke detectors can save you and your family’s life. There are hundreds and maybe thousands of instances of fire alarms not working correctly because the batteries are dead or they were poorly installed. Around Town Plumbing and Heating have compiled some simple tips to make sure your fire alarms are functioning the way they were intended.
That Burning Sensation
- Smoke detectors should be installed both inside and outside of each bedroom of the house.
- Fire alarms should be installed at a minimum of 10 feet away from the kitchen to decrease chances of false alarms while cooking.
- Install your smoke alarms on the ceilings or no less than a foot from the ceilings if you are placing them on your walls.
- Try not to place your smoke detectors near windows, vents, or ducts because drafts and breezes may interfere.
- You should replace fire alarms every 10 years. Check the back of the alarm to see the manufacturing date.
- It is recommended that you should test smoke alarms every month.
- For optimal protection, it is recommended that you interconnect all your smoke alarms. This means that all smoke detectors will alarm if one does – alerting the entire house. Contact Around Town Plumbing and Heating to find out how.
- Avoid painting over smoke alarms. Paint can interfere with the equipment and cause failure.
Best Fire Safety for the Digital Age
Due to all the new digital devices and wires that go along with them, fires are more common than ever before. A fire can destroy a home instantly. Around Town Plumbing and Heating wants to keep your family safe from the devastation of fire. Make sure all your smoke detectors are working correctly and considering interconnecting all your smoke alarms. Contact us for a free quote and learn why interconnecting fire alarms are the smart choice.