Having functioning and correctly located smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is very important. Many people do not pay attention to these alarms. Alarms should be placed in the kitchen, in every sleeping quarter, and on every floor. Testing of the alarms should be performed regularly. There is assistance available for installing smoke and CO alarms. A local fire department can help if one cannot afford alarms.
- many homeowners assume working fixtures are already installed
- While detectors make a significant difference in the overall safety of a home, they’re often ignored and may even be in the wrong location
- Multiple smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are required to decrease the chance of fire spreading
“While detectors make a significant difference in the overall safety of a home, they’re often ignored and may even be in the wrong location.”