Ionization vs Photoelectric Smoke Alarms – What Are the Differences?

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Smoke alarms come in two kinds: ionization and photoelectric. Depending on the source of the smoke, one type of alarm gives a faster warning compared to the other. Do you know which type of smoke alarms your home is equipped with? Read on to learn the differences between ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms, and why you should have both types installed in your home.

Ionization Smoke Alarms

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Use Both Ionization and Photoelectric Smoke Alarms in Your Home

Learn more about choosing the best type of smoke alarms for your home and how to test your smoke alarms. For fire damage repair or smoke damage restoration, contact your local PuroClean office.

Last edited on 22nd of March 2019

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