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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
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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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.