Most families are aware that smoke detectors save lives and can give you the precious time needed to react if a fire breaks out. In some cases, it can even help you save your home if you can quickly grab a fire extinguisher before your home becomes engulfed in flames. What you might not realize is that there are other alarms that you should consider that protect against other dangers.
Smoke detectors often come in models that provide other protections. For example, a 2-in-1 smoke & fire alarm alerts you to both smoke and fire. This is important, since some fire sources produce a lot of smoke but very little flame at first. A 3-in-1 product is designed to also sound an alarm if carbon monoxide levels reach an unsafe level. If you use any type of appliance that produces carbon monoxide, you should have this model installed. A 4-in-1 product goes a step further by detecting natural gas leaks in addition to carbon monoxide, smoke, and fire.
The best type of smoke detectors are those that are hardwired. One reason these are superior is because when one is activated, they will all go off. You might not hear the one closest to the problem if you on the other side of the house.
At Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc., we offer a line of smoke detectors and can advise you on which type to place in strategic locations throughout your home. Typically, one is placed in each bedroom, one in a living room, and another in hallways. Contact us today to learn more.