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Why are Smoke Detectors Necessary?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Woman  testing ceiling mounted smoke alarm Properly working smoke alarms save lives. Test your smoke detector often.

SERVPRO Explains the Importance of Using Smoke Detectors in Your Boynton Beach Home 

Having smoke detectors throughout your home in various locations gives you effective and fast smoke detection. The siren of the device warns you at any time of day or night that there is a potential fire, letting you quickly check what the issue is and hopefully prevent damage to your Boynton Beach home. When put in the right locations, smoke alarms can help firefighters locate the fire in your home, allowing them to focus their effects more efficiently.  

Smoke stains from large or small fires in Boynton Beach can be harmful to your home, other than unsightly. Smoke and soot are corrosive, and if left alone, continue to cause more damage. Therefore, if you have had a small fire, you need the professionals at SERVPRO to help you clean up the remaining. We train and equip our technicians to help restore your home with specialized cleaning methods and deodorizers.  

Because smoke rises, smoke detectors should be installed on the ceiling of your home for the best detection. There are two common kinds of detectors to choose from – ionization and photoelectric. It would be best if you had smoke detectors on every floor of your home. If there are doors to rooms that you close often, have one installed in these rooms too. Place smoke alarms away from rooms that make steam, like bathrooms, as steam can trigger the smoke detector. A majority of smoke detectors use double-sided tape to attach the device to the mount that goes on the ceiling. To install the detector correctly, you need to drill the mount into the ceiling, and then attach the smoke detector to the sticky mount.  

Replace the battery on your smoke alarm once a year. Most models let you know when the battery is low by emitting a short beeping sound. You should also replace the entire device every ten years. Smoke alarms regularly monitor the air and start to malfunction over time from exposure to insects, accumulated dust, corrosion, and airborne contaminants. 

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach can help restore and clean your home in Boynton Beach or the surrounding areas after a fire, ridding it of smoke odors. Reach out to us by dialing (561) 413-9754 as soon as the fire is out so we can prevent additional smoke and soot damage.

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