Understanding how to check your smoke alarm, as well as some basics about preventing a fire could not only save your home, it could also save your life.
Choosing the right smoke alarm is important. It's easy to check if the alarm you're considering is safe – it should have two marks on it, that look like this:
If you're not sure what type of smoke alarm is right for your home, you can always ask for advice at your local fire station.
Depending on the size of your home, you might consider having more than one alarm. For the highest level of fire security, install a smoke detector in every room apart from in the bathroom and kitchen. At the very least, you should have one smoke alarm on the hallway ceiling of each floor of your house.
Set a monthly reminder for yourself