Depending on the source of the smoke, one type of alarm gives a faster warning compared to the other.
Smoke alarms are extremely important in keeping you and your family safe in case of a household fire. But they don’t always sound when an actual fire threatens to break out in your home. Though fake alarms occur often, that doesn’t mean you should ignore the sound if you don’t see or smell smoke. Smoke detectors can sense hidden fires, such as electrical ones before you can. If an alarm sounds, assume there is a fire and follow proper safety precautions.
To help you better understand how smoke alarms work, here are the top causes of smoke alarm triggers you should know.
Remember, smoke alarms are meant to be sensitive. If a detector sounds a false alarm, it doesn’t mean it’s broken. Their purpose is to help you catch a fire before it becomes life-threatening. Install your smoke alarms not too close, but not too far away either, from potential fire hazards. For fire damage repair or smoke damage restoration, contact your local PuroClean office.