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After 10yrs you should replace your smoke detector. Many smoke detectors carry a Label with the recommended Replace-by Date. If not, you should write the purchase date on the side or back of the unit and replace in 10yrs from … Continue reading
How to care for and maintain your smoke detectors. Once a month, check the smoke detector by pressing the test button. When the detector/alarm starts to make a chirping noise its time to replace the battery. Keep it clean. Dust, debris, and … Continue reading
How many smoke detectors/ alarms does an average home need.
Please watch the video below as you can see for yourself which is the best type of smoke detector/alarm to fit in your home.
Optical Smoke Detectors/Alarms Optical Smoke Detectors are also known as Photoelectric Detectors and more effective at detecting larger smoke particles produced by slow-burning fires. Such as smoldering foam-filled upholstery and overheating PVC wiring. They are marginally less sensitive to flaming … Continue reading
Ionization Smoke Detector. Ionization smoke detectors are sensitive to small particles produced by flaming FIRES. Flaming is a fast fire such as from a chip pan/frying pan. They are less sensitive to slow burning smoldering fires, which give off larger particle quantities … Continue reading