Fire alarms: what you should know

Keeping your home safe should always be your first priority when moving into a new home. Fire alarms are an essential piece of equipment in every home but they can be quite complicated. There are various places that sell different types of fire alarms in Cardiff that can be installed for various purposes. Knowing the differences will help you make an appropriate choice when deciding.

Photoelectric alarms

These types of smoke detectors are made to detect very thick smoke. This may come from slow burning fires that smoulder, which in turn will create the thick and dense smoke. This makes it a suitable fire detector for kitchen fires and any fires occurring in the bedroom or hallways.

Ionization alarms

Alarms that utilize ionization to detect fires are very good at detecting rapid fires that engulf a room but does not produce any visible smoke. These types of fires can be very dangerous and can cause serious damage before you know it. Ionization alarms should be installed in the living rooms that are large enough to allow smoke to disperse, making it less visible.

Carbon monoxide alarms

Carbon monoxide or CO gas is present in nearly all types of fires. Using these types of alarms will allow early detection of CO gas in any type of fires. It is suggested that you install CO gas alarms in the bedroom to detect fires when they are small.

Fire detectors should always be installed in every home to prevent any type of combustions. Make sure that each fire alarm is tested and in working condition. Change batteries when necessary and review each alarm in each room regularly. This will help ensure that your home is always safe from any type of combustion. Safety at home should never be taken for granted.

Dragon Fire & Security Systems provides quality design, installation and commissioning of fire alarm systems in Cardiff, UK.

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