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

Answer 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 »

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How to Take the Cover Off of a Smoke Alarm?

Smoke alarms are potentially life-saving devices that emit a high-pitch noise to warn people of fires within the home or building. To keep a smoke alarm in working condition, replacing the battery ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Does Leakfrog work like a smoke alarm?

Yes, a Leakfrog water alarm works by detecting water as shallow as 1/32 inch. When water is detected, an alarm goes off and continues to sound until it is shut off. Leakfrogs are often used in bas... Read More »