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Smoke alarms, deadly differences

There’s a very good chance that the smoke alarms in your home won’t save your life in the case of a house fire. Nearly 3,000 people die every year in...
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Smoke Alarm Standards—ahead of schedule

This blog post was written by Seattle home inspector Charles Buell and was originally posted on his website on 1/17/2020. The UL 217 standard for home smoke alarms has not...
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Four Important Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

The vast majority of residential smoke alarms are ionization alarms, which take a long time to respond to smoldering fires. In many cases, they respond too late.
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Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Should Be Installed In Every Home

Photoelectric smoke alarms are the only smoke alarms you need. Forget dual-sensor smoke alarms, and forget ionization alarms. I recently read a very informative article in the ASHI Reporter by...
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