How far should a smoke detector be placed from a recessed light?

Answer Install smoke alarms at least 12 inches from any light fixtures. They should also not be put near any sources of heat, such as a kitchen or fireplace, which may accidentally set them off. This giv... Read More »

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How to Install a Smoke Detector or Carbon Monoxide Detector?

It's an overused saying - better safe than sorry. Most fire deaths occur in homes lacking smoke detectors.[1] To protect your loved ones, it is imperative that you install smoke and carbon monoxide... Read More »

Does cigarette smoke activate a smoke detector?

Contrary to popular belief, a smoke detector is not normally activated by cigarette smoke unless it is highly concentrated; the smoke usually has to come from many smokers simultaneously or be blow... Read More »

Do anyone know why my smoke detector goes off and yet there is no smoke nor fire in the house?

It does it just to tick you off! It probably likes to do it the most around 3AM. Am I right? All joking aside...The most common cause of nuisance alarms on home smoke detectors is dust. I would... Read More »

Which is the best smoke detector?

On One Hand: High rankingThe First Alert Dual Sensor Remote Control Smoke Alarm has been ranked as a top of the line smoke detector in reviews. This particular model runs on a 9-volt battery and ha... Read More »