Smoke Detectors Save Lives
Smoke Alarms are a simple way to alert homeowners before a fire can destroy lives!
In homes, smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and on every level, including the basement. In office and commercial spaces, check your state requirements or contact the local Fire Marshall to help ensure all codes are met.
Test smoke alarms monthly using the test button. Smoke alarms without batteries that are wired into the home need to be replaced every ten years, regardless of if they seem to still be working. Other types of alarms need their batteries replaced once a year, and the unit itself replaced every ten years. If the alarm chirps "low battery," take the proper steps to replace the unit or batteries immediately. Don't put it off, you may forget.
In larger commercial facilities, hard wired or wireless smoke detectors offer benefits like not needing to be tested as often, and activating in the entire building, even if the smoke is in just one area.
If you need help installing a smoke detector or alarm contact your local fire department, a licensed electrician, or the American Red Cross.