We are always trying our best to avoid fire hazards and make sure we keep our homes safe, but accidents can happen to anyone – especially when asleep.
In a fire, smoke and deadly gases tend to spread farther and faster than heat. That’s one reason why most fire victims die from inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not from burns.
To protect people from the fire, smoke alarms come into the market. The smoke alarm is an electronic fire-protection device that automatically detects the presence of smoke, and sounds a warning to building occupants. So Smoke alarms make us alerted early to prevent damage to property, especially, our lives.
Smoke alarms can alert us of a potentially deadly house fire. So the smoke alarms are highly recommended to install on each floor of your property and in high-risk areas.
Single Level Homes
Install a smoke alarm in every sleeping area (bedroom), hallway, and living area.
Install a smoke alarm in every sleeping area (bedroom), hallway, living area, and on the ceiling at the top of the stairway connecting the levels.
When you install your smoke alarms, please make sure that do not install the smoke alarm on the location below
LOCATIONS To AVOID for Smoke alarms
- In turbulent air from fans, heaters, doors, windows, etc., which could draw smoke away from the alarm.
- In high humidity areas such as bathrooms and shower rooms, or where the temperature exceeds 39 ℃(100F )or falls below 5℃C(40F), high humidity can trigger a nuisance alarm.
- At the peak of an “A” frame ceiling. Dead air” at the top may prevent smoke from reaching the alarm in time to provide early warning.
- Less than 300mm (12 inches) from the wall when mounted on the ceiling.
- Insect-infested areas. Tiny insects may affect
- In kitchens, boiler rooms, laundry rooms, garages. Combustion particles from cooking or car exhaust and dust and moisture could trigger a nuisance alarm.
- In very dusty or dirty areas. Dirt and dust can build up and impair performance
- Within 300mm (12 inches)of light fittings or room corners.
- In locations that would make routine testing or maintenance hazardous (e.g.over a stairwell).
- On Poorly insulated walls or ceilings.
- Near objects such as ceiling decorations might impede the path of smoke to the alarm.
- Within 1500mm (5 feet) of fluorescent light fittings