Smoke/CO2 Detectors could mean the difference between life and death.
Why are smoke/CO2 detectors so important?
If you think about it, what else protects you and your family if a fire were to happen in your house? A scary fact is, every year over 2,000 people lose their lives in residential fires. A smoke alarm/CO2 detector are overlooked, but essentially one of the most important things to have in your home.
Deaths are usually caused by breathing in the smoke and toxic gases from the fire, not from being burned. Poisonous gases created during a fire, like carbon monoxide, can quickly cause a person to become confused and disoriented. it only takes 3 minutes for a fire to spread throughout a home. A smoke alarm, when properly installed, tested, and maintained gives you an early warning of a fire, which increases your chances of getting out.
“it only takes 3 minutes for a fire to spread throughout a home”
It is now code to have a smoke detector in every bedroom of your house and a CO2 detector in every common area or per floor. Also, all newer build houses have to have all smoke detectors hardwires by a professional electrician. Studies show that death or serious injury due to fire is less in homes where smoke alarms were installed and maintained
Give your Smoke Detector some well deserved TLC.
This little unit is literally a lifesaver, so slow it some care, change the batteries every year! Also, they expire every 10 years, so you need to replace it! Vacuum and dust the units here and there, also keep objects clear of the units, like plants, hanging decora that could possibly prevent the unit from working properly.
Smoke alarms are electronic devices that age and can fail. Once installed, people sometimes have a false sense of security and don’t think to test the units regularly. Regular testing and maintenance are important to make sure the smoke alarm is working. Every unit has a test button, use it at least once a month.