United States Fire Administration offers a few helpful tips on smoke alarms and
properly installed and maintained smoke alarms both
inside and outside of sleeping areas and on every level
of your home.
smoke alarms are best, because if one sounds, they all
smoke alarms that can sound fast. The U.S. Fire
Administration recommends that every residence and place
where people sleep be equipped with both ionization and
photoelectric smoke alarms or dual sensor smoke alarms,
which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke
and test smoke alarms monthly and change alkaline
batteries at least once every year, or as instructed.
You can use a date you already know, like your birthday
or when you change your clocks as a reminder.
possible, install residential fire sprinklers in your
painting or covering the fire sprinkler, because that
will affect the sensitivity to heat.