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In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm can save your life and those of your loved ones and are the single most important means of preventing fire fatalities. Watch this video to find out more. ...More
Smoke DetectorsBy: Danny Lipford
In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm can save your life and those of your loved ones. They are the single most important means of preventing fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal — so you and your family can escape. Smoke alarms are one of the best safety features you can buy for your home, and because they are mass-produced, you can purchase one for as little as $7.
There are two methods for operating these detectors. They can be wired directly into your home or a simple 9-volt battery can power them. In new construction, direct-wired detectors are mandatory. These are most reliable and don’t depend on the homeowner remembering to change the batteries. But for retrofit situations, a battery operated unit is acceptable. It is recommended that every home have one smoke detector per level, and one in the garage.
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