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Most home fire deaths happen between 10 o’clock at night and 6 in the morning. Many victims die because of smoke and toxic gases, not the fire itself. Smoke detectors can wake you and give you time to escape. When purchasing a smoke alarm, look for one that is accepted by an independent testing facility, such as Underwriters Laboratories or Factory Mutual.

Location: The best place for your smoke alarms

  • On every level of your home, including the basement and workshop
  • Outside every bedroom
  • On the ceiling 6 to 12 inches below the ceiling on the wall. Keep them away from air vents.

Testing: Test the alarm batteries once a month

  • Press the test button with your finger.
  • Replace the batteries once a year.

Maintenance: Clean the alarm following the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Vacuum the grillwork on the detector periodically to keep it dust-free.

Preventing Nuisance Alarms: Move the alarm away from the kitchen or bathroom.

  • Get a different type of smoke alarm, like a photoelectric that’s less sensitive to common cause of false alarms.
  • Choose a smoke alarm that has a silencing feature, so nuisance alarms can be stopped quickly and easily.
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