Do You Need a Hardwired Smoke Alarm in Your House?

Answer It is important to install your smoke alarms in the manner in which they provide the most protection for the inhabitants of your home. In some cases, it is a matter of legal compliance to install t... Read More »

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How Often Should I Replace My Smoke Alarm in My House?

We have all heard the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". That advice does not apply, however, if you want to have reliable transportation. Regularly changing the oil in your car is vital to... Read More »

Is it mandatory to have a smoke alarm in a house or dwelling?

Smoke detector laws in the United States vary by state, but most states require smoke detectors in residential buildings. Some states, such as California and Missouri, have local laws instead of st... Read More »

How often do you need to change the battery in a smoke alarm?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests replacing a 9 V alkaline battery in a smoke detector once a year, and to test it once a month. See the related link below for more information.

What is a hardwired fire alarm in a commercial building?

Hardwired alarm systems use wires to connect the sensors to a control panel, as opposed to wireless alarm systems, which use radio waves. Hardwired systems are better suited for large commercial bu... Read More »