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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips


To keep your family safe from smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide; it’s important to install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home and near bedrooms. Watch this video to find out more. ...More




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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

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To keep your family safe from smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide (CO); it’s important to install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home and near bedrooms. In the event of a fire, or the presence of poisonous carbon monoxide gas, the alarm will sound to give your family time to escape.

When used in a kitchen, choose a smoke alarm with an optical sensor to reduce false alarms. To keep your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms working properly, replace the batteries at least once a year and the detector after 10 years.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  1. Dennis Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 5:04 am

    What confuses me is the very few companies making smoke and CO2 detectors currently – also, when I bought 2 Coleman “dual” smoke alarms – photossensitive type and ionization both) I had problems with false alarms, coming home and finding the fire dept had taped a notice to my door the alarms had gone off – for no reason.
    I still see a lot of complaints regarding these alarms giving false alarms after a while, with the owners eventually replacing the detector. This is a major problem!

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Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms should be an important part of every home. You should have a smoke detector on every level and especially in areas near bedrooms. In or near kitchens, choose models with optical sensors which are less prone to false alarms from steam.

A carbon monoxide alarm alerts you to the presence of this invisible, odorless gas which sometimes escapes inside from gas burning appliances. Since all of these alarms have battery back-ups, be sure to change the battery at least once a year.