Fire alarms

Jul 28, 2019 House

Fire alarms

The most important thing is prevention.
When there is a fire in a house or apartment, heroism does not start with the arrival of the firefighters, but starts with you. When you read the following text, think in the back of your head that fear of potential danger is not enough. Reading the instructions below and then inaction is an expression of ignorance, especially towards your immediate family. Fire alarms are the number one fire protection measure. Two-thirds of all fatal accidents are related to unsecured homes. Fire alarms seem to be very small and easy to miss at home, but they are probably the most important components of safety equipment. Using the following tips will drastically reduce the chances of a fatal fire in your home:
Types of fire alarms
In addition to equipping your home with alarm devices, it is worthwhile to provide an effective smoke extraction system. Choosing both alarms and smoke dampers, the manufacturer should ensure safety guaranteed by a quality certificate. There are two types of alarms: optical (better in detecting “burning” fires) and photoelectric (better in detecting “smoldering” fires). Option number one is the most common option to use because it is cheaper and can detect small amounts of smoke. The safest thing to do is to buy an alarm with two sensors using both technologies. Such alarms should be installed primarily in each bedroom and outside the sleeping area. Also make sure there is at least one on each floor, not forgetting the basement. Test your alarms (all of them!) every month by pressing the “test” button. If the alarm does not work, first replace the battery and try again. If it still does not work, it will be suitable for replacement.