SMOKE DETECTORS

Smoke detectors are essential in every household. Properly paced and functioning smoke detectors could save your life. Here are some tips for smoke detectors in your home....​

  1. Install a smoke alarm in every bedroom, just outside outside every sleeping area, on every level of the home (including the basement). Larger homes may require extra alarms.

  2. Test all smoke alarms once a month, at the very least. 

  3. Many newly manufactured alarm are dual-purpose detectors. The most common ones detect both smoke and carbon monoxide.

  4. Smoke alarms should be kept on the ceiling or on the wall, as high as possible. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen or at least 10 feet away from the stove. 

  5. Replace all smoke alarms after 10 YEARS

Source: NFPA, Public Education, Smoke Alarms

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