Every home should be fitted with at least one or two smoke detector. These devices are sensitive to smoke and fumes and can give you and your family valuable extra time to exit the property in a fire situation. The installation of a smoke detectors it's an easy DIY job to complete the battery type operated versions yourself.
The latest generation of smoke detectors can be attached to a ceiling light fitting so there's no need for battery replacements or fitting to the ceiling.
Fire safety and smoke detector manufacturers recommend the installation of at least two alarms for double the protection. In two-storey buildings, one detector should go in the hall and the other on the landing, so as you and your family sleeps in the case of a fire you will receive the vital early warning that can save your lives.
It's also worth fitting an alarm in a child's room, and in a utility room if you are in the habit of running your washing machine or dishwasher overnight.
Check you can hear the alarm with the bedroom door closed. Also, don't place detectors in bathrooms or kitchens as heat sometimes can trigger the alarm?
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