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Install Your Smoke Detectors in These Locations

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

A smoke detector Having the right kind of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the right places in your house can save your life and your home!

A house fire is a scary and dangerous thing. If you suffer a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield for professional fire damage cleanup services. We show up ASAP to examine the scene and make a plan, then we clean, repair and restore your home, furnishings and personal items, removing all traces of soot and smoke, including smoke smell. When we’re done, you’ll know that everything is back to pre-fire condition.

To give yourself a fighting chance to minimize a house fire and get your family out safely, you need working smoke detectors throughout your house. There are specific locations where you should install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and there are multiple types of detectors to choose from.

Key Locations for Smoke Detectors

You’ll have to calculate the appropriate number of smoke detectors, based on where they should be installed. Hang the detectors high on the wall or on the ceiling in these locations:

  • Inside every bedroom
  • Outside every sleeping area
  • At least one on every level (including finished attics and basements)

Install carbon monoxide detectors in these locations:

  • Outside every sleeping area
  • In the basement
  • At least one on every level
  • Near (but not inside) attached garages

Choice of Technologies in Detectors

Smoke Detectors

When shopping for smoke detectors, you’ll notice that there are three basic types. Different types combat different kinds of fires (fast-burning with lots of flames versus slower-burning with lots of smoke).

  • Ionization detectors are designed to detect hotter, faster fires with lots of flames.
  • Photoelectric detectors are better at detecting slower, smokier fires that smolder.
  • Dual-sensor smoke detectors use both technologies to detect and alert you to flaming and smoldering fires.

SERVPRO recommends purchasing dual-sensor smoke detectors, which work on both types of fires. Otherwise, purchase a combination of ionization and photoelectric detectors.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

CO detectors can save your life when they detect silent, deadly carbon monoxide gas in your home and sound an alarm.

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Combination detectors will detect both smoke and carbon monoxide. However, they usually use either ionization or photoelectric technology, so you should purchase an assortment of this type of detector to protect yourself from both smoldering and flaming fires.

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The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has specialized training and experience in fire restoration services, natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage remediation and chemical cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield (860.649.0836) any time.

If you’ve suffered fire damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

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