No doubt! Smoke detectors do help save lives if they are properly installed and maintained.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 2,500 people die in the United States due to home fires, and most of them result because the home did not have a working smoke detector.
A working smoke detector can reduce death by fire in the home by 50 percent and by 82 percent if you combine a working smoke sprinkler system, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Save your life and save the life of others by installing a smoke detector in your home and maintaining it to ensure proper working order. Often times the cause of a smoke detector not working is due to the battery being missing, disconnected or dead. Another alternative is to get a smoke detector that you can have hardwired into your home’s electrical system. Triton Security is a company who can help you install the most advanced and effective smoke detector systems in your home.
To ensure your home is safe and well prepared in case of a fire, do the following:
– Place a working smoke detector on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas.
– Check smoke detectors monthly to ensure they are working properly. Smoke detectors have “Test” functions and also provide warning when batteries are low. Batteries should be switched out every year or as soon as the low battery warning signal shows.
– Prepare in advance with regular fire drill practices for escape routes. Everyone should know what to do when the smoke detector sounds and there is a real fire in your home.
– Maintain smoke detectors by keeping it clear of dust and debris, and replacing it every 10 years.
You have nothing to lose by installing smoke detectors in your home. Devices are inexpensive considering it can help save lives. It’s going to do the job of scanning your home for smoke 24 hours a day, seven days a week — whether you’re awake or sleeping.
There are several types of smoke detectors to choose from: ionization, photoelectric, or a combination of the two. The difference between the two is ionization smoke detection is generally more responsive to flaming fires, while photoelectric smoke detectors are more responsive to smoldering fires. It’s recommended that both or a dual sensor alarm be placed in the home for the best results.
You can also save your home and your life from a fire by eliminating fire hazards.
Protect yourself and others around you with smoke detectors!