In order to keep your family safe, fire safety in the home is very essential? Hence, the easiest way to protect your home and family from fire is with effectively working smoke alarms. Ideally, fit at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home. The smoke alarm should be fitted on the ceiling, in the middle of a room, and on the hallway and landing, so you can hear an alarm easily throughout your home. It's important that you test your smoke alarms at least once a month.
How's this for stats:
In 2017, there have been 241 house fire in the UK and 66.8% of the houses had alarms.
Following are few of the things you can do in order to make sure your smoke alarm work:
- Test the batteries in your smoke alarm every week. Never remove them and test them once a year.
- If your alarm goes off by mistake, please make sure to never disconnect or take the batteries out of your alarm.
- Please check the batteries and ensure they are batteries with longer life.
- If you can't install by yourself, ensure it is installed by a qualified electrician.
Important tip: It is advised that you don't put smoke alarms in or near kitchens or bathroom area, where smoke or steam can set the alarms off accidentally. Vacuum your smoke alarm every three months to remove any dust or dirt that can set the alarms off. Having smoke alarms is essential and puts you in a better position in case of a fire risk, but you still have to make sure you try and prevent a fire from starting in the home.
As mentioned before, if any of your smoke alarms have a battery with short shelf life, make sure it is changed every year to prevent it beeping. County Battery Services are the leading battery suppliers in the UK if you need to buy alarm batteries. Visit any of our shops and our battery experts can test your smoke alarm batteries, give your proper expert advice and share our knowledge on what smoke alarm battery to use.
To find out what type of batteries you need to get for your alarm, check inside our alarm first and then check County Battery's website. You’ll most likely need CR2032 3V lithium, 9 volt PP3, AA alkaline or AAA alkaline batteries. Smoke detectors/alarms, in particular, usually use 9V PP3 batteries.
County Battery Services supply wide range of alarm batteries ranging from top brands like Yuasa, Fuller, Enersys. We supply alkaline, Lead Acid and Lead Acid AGM chemical alarm batteries. Check out ALARM BATTERY section here.
Source: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service