How to Pass Fire Safety Alarms

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Pass fire safety: In 2010 $6,646,900,000 of damage was caused as a result of dwelling fires.

A fire can destroy a person’s life but it doesn’t have to.

This article will give you some things to think about, to prepare for that next neighborhood fire.

Understand the importance.

A smoke alarm can alert you and give you time to escape.

Alarms can be wired to mains with battery backup or battery only.

Wired alarms are more reliable in the long term.

Decide which type is more suitable.

The two main types for home are photoelectric and ionization.

Both alarms are very effective, but photoelectric are more effective for detecting smoldering fires.

Many homes have the ionization type installed.

However, firefighters recommend that photoelectric type should be installed in bedrooms and adjacent hallways.

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Install the alarm.

The location of a smoke alarm is very important.

It is necessary to have a smoke alarm in each bedroom as you are most vulnerable in bed.

If you or family members sleep with the door closed connect the alarm with others in the house.

Interconnecting smoke alarms are especially important when there is more than one story.

Or if the bedrooms are located in different parts of the house.

  • Smoke alarm manufacturers recommend replacing smoke alarms every ten years.
  • If your house has more than one-story place one on each level and at the bottom of each stairwell.
  • Avoid placing a smoke alarm near air-conditioning or heating.
  • The airflow coming out of the unit may blow the smoke away and fail to alert you.

Install on the wall if necessary.

Smoke alarms should be installed on the ceiling.

But if this is not possible you may install them on the wall. In this case, fit it between 6 in. (150 mm) and 12 in. (300 mm) below the ceiling line.

Check with the manufacturer’s instructions if it is suitable for wall mounting.

Locate the smoke alarm from dead space.

When fitting the smoke alarm near a corner location on the wall, avoid placing it in dead space.

The corner can create dead space because it traps hot air and stops it from reaching the smoke alarm.

In this case, fit the smoke alarm between 12 in. (300 mm) and 20 in. (500 mm) below the ceiling line.

For a cathedral ceiling make sure the smoke detector is between 20 in. (500 mm) and 60 in. (1500 mm) from the apex.

Check the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure it is suitable for wall mounting.

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Maintain your smoke alarm so it will continue to work effectively.

Here are some things you should do:

  • Test the alarm weekly.
  • Clean the smoke alarm and ceiling around it with a vacuum cleaner each month.
  • Change the battery at least once a year with the battery specified by the alarm manufacturer.

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