As the title of this blog points out, you can never be too cautious when it comes to fire safety, after all, it means our lives. Smoke detectors are one of the most important devices you can have in the home to protect yourself and your household from a house fire. So, how many smoke detectors should you have in your home?
The number of smoke detectors a home should have will really depend on its size. Ideally, you want to have a smoke detector installed on each livable floor of the house. You will also want to include the garage and basement. It is advisable to install smoke detectors in each occupied bedroom as well. As we said, you can never be too cautious.
Another important point to remember is that smoke detectors will only help to save you from a house fire if they are working properly. Take the time each month to check each smoke detector, ensuring it is in good working order and not in need of replacement batteries.
Finally, DO NOT under any circumstance disconnect your smoke detectors. The issue is not necessarily the disconnecting of the alarm, it is the forgetting to connect it again. Sure, it can be annoying when they go off at the first hint of burnt cooking, but this just means they are doing their job.