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11/19/2021 (Permalink)

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When it comes to fire safety in your home, fire extinguishers are valuable, but smoke detectors are essential. If you want the security of knowing your family is safe, you’ll need the peace of mind and protection a smoke alarms offer in the event of a fire. These tools have undergone advances in technology that make them more reliable ever. While the choice of installing alarm in your home is a simple one, it helps to know a little about your choices.

  1. Smoke alarms do not serve the same function as fire sprinkler

One of the most important things to know is that your smoke alarm and your sprinkler serve completely different functions, but are both vitally important to the safety of your property’s occupants and assets.

Your smoke alarms functions as an early warning system, telling you and everyone in the building to get out. A fire sprinkler, on the other hand, will actually respond to the heat caused by a fire activating and dousing the fire with a suppressing agent.

  1. There is more than one type of smoke alarm

There are multiple types of smoke alarms. This is important as fires depending on how they are ignited and what fuel they are burning, do not produce the same type of smoke to trigger an alarm.

  • Ionization smoke alarms: are pretty ingenious piece of technology. They are constructed of two electrically charged round metal plates. These are very sensitive and ideal for what is called flaming fires – fire s which do not produce a lot of smoke.
  • Photoelectric Smoke Alarms: are constructed with a chamber that includes a light sensor. These alarms are ideal for smoldering fires – fires which produce a lot of smoke.
  1. A fire alarm system should be the right size of your home.

Experts recommend coverage for each bedroom and each floor in the home. If you do not have an integrated alarm system, this means multiple alarms throughout the home. Most homes should have a least five fire alarms.

  1. Fire alarms must be tested yearly

To ensure the safety of your property and all of the people living inside of it, NFPA does require that your smoke alarm system be tested at least annually to ensure it is functional and up to code.

A fire alarm provides essential protection for your home. In the case of property damage caused by fire, be sure to call a fire restoration franchise to clean your home of the home many effects of a home fire.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura  at (805) 656-3911

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