Make Your Home Safer with Proper Smoke Alarms in Place

Many remodeling features, such as adding Valor Radiant Gas Fireplaces, enhance your home’s beauty. However, home safety products should feature high on the feature’s list as well. One important way to protect your home is to add smoke alarms.

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Placement

The National Fire Protection Association asserts that alarms should be installed on each level of the home, in all bedrooms and areas outside the bedrooms. In addition, it is important that alarms are interconnected. In other words, if there is a fire in one room, all other smoke alarms should also sound.

As smoke and heat rises, install the alarms on the ceiling or at a high point on the wall, next to the ceiling.

Best Types of Alarms

For the most protection, choose both ionization and photoelectric alarms. Alternatively, choose a brand model that uses both types of sensors in each individual alarm.

General Maintenance

Replace batteries annually and any time the alarm signals a low battery. Test each alarm once a month to make sure all are working.

Smoke alarms give everyone a chance to get to safety more quickly. It is always worth taking the extra time to add home safety features.

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