Can dog excrement set off a smoke alarm?

Answer It hasn't happened to me. And I have a sensitive smoke detector and lots of dogs and frequent dog poo. But I never had a steaming pile situated right under the detector, though. Maybe that is th... Read More »

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Why does my smoke alarm keep going off:?

If your smoke alarm is older than about 5 years, then smoke particles could be stuck in the sensors, making it go off when ever you put a battery in there. I would recommend taking a compressed air... Read More »

How much smoke does it take to set off an alarm?

There are two different types of smoke alarms: ionisation and optical. Ionisation alarms are very sensitive to smoke produced by flaming fires such as chip pans and other fires that may start aroun... Read More »

How to React if Your Smoke Alarm Goes Off?

So you're in your residence and suddenly the smoke alarm starts going off. Here's what you should do.

Why does a smoke alarm go off from steam?

Mostly great answers so far.Little history on smoke alarms: They used to contain a tiny amount of Americum (nuclear material pronounced "AM - MER - REE - CEE - UM") that would ionize smoke particl... Read More »