Should we have smoke alarms on each level of our home?

Answer Homeowners are encouraged to put a smoke alarm on every level of their home, even in the basement. In multi-level homes, smoke from a fire that starts on a floor without an alarm installed can't re... Read More »

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How many smoke alarms should I have in my home?

On One Hand: Number of Floors in HomeA smoke detector should be located on every livable floor in a home. If your home has a basement, install one there as well. Be sure to interconnect the alarm... Read More »

Im renting a house should it have smoke alarms?

I believe you're in the UK, so the American answers will be totally wrong. It depends on the age of the house. The 1991 Smoke Detectors Act, requires that all new houses that have been built since... Read More »

Are smoke alarms radioactive?

Ionization smoke detectors, found in most homes, use a radioactive substance called americium-241 to detect the presence of smoke particles, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Thi... Read More »

How long do old smoke alarms work?

Smoke alarms generally last 10 years before they need to be replaced. You need to put new batteries in them about once a year. To make sure that your alarms and their batteries are working correctl... Read More »