Tips For Installing Smoke Alarms


When you purchase a home, you might have noticed that there aren't any fire alarms in the building. If this is the case, you need to be sure that you install them as soon as possible, preferably before you spend a night in the house. Here are some tips for purchasing and installing smoke alarms in order to secure your home.

1. Thoroughly Cover the House in Smoke Detectors

You need to be sure that you have a smoke detector located in each area where a person is sleeping, as well as outside each area where a person might sleep. The reason for this is that people who are sleeping are not going to be nearly as alert to the signs of a fire and are going to need to extra protection. If you have a single hallway that connects to multiple bedrooms, there is no need to have a separate smoke alarm right outside each bedroom door. A single smoke alarm will suffice for that entire hallway.

You also want to be sure that you have one smoke alarm on each floor of the house where people are not sleeping, including the basement. Try to install the smoke alarms in places where people commonly hang out, such as the living room. If there is no such room, such as in the basement, install the smoke alarm at the base of the stairs that leads to that floor.

2. Don't Install a Fire Alarm Too Close to the Kitchen

You want to avoid installing any smoke alarms too close to the kitchen because otherwise they will pick up too many false alarms such as when someone is making toast or accidentally burns dinner. If there is a real fire in the kitchen, a smoke alarm a dozen feet away will have no issue picking up on the smoke that the fire creates.

3. Make Sure You Connect Your Smoke Alarms

Finally be sure that you take the time to connect all of your smoke alarms through wireless technology, assuming that you purchased newer models of smoke alarms. You want to do this so that if one of your smoke alarms detects smoke, then all of them will ring to alert everyone in the house to a potential fire. This is better than assuming that everyone in the house will hear it if a single smoke detector goes off.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in installing fire alarms such as Schmidt Security Pro-Since 1976.


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