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All About Smoke Alarms/Detectors:

Please take note:

Photoelectric smoke alarms/detectors are best for slow, smoldering fires – therefore are best near your kitchen, bedroom, and living room. These are more readily available now in stores than they were several years ago.

Ionization smoke alarms/detectors (most people have only these in their homes – the most widely sold units). These are best for rapid flaming fires. It is best to keep this type away from the kitchen area or shower areas, as they tend to go off without much provocation!

It is best to install at least one of each type on each level of your home (near the ceiling, since smoke rises) – as well as having a home escape plan for your family. – Smoke alarm fact sheet. – More info re smoke alarms. – Government site re smoke alarms/detectors.

All About Carbon Monoxide (aka CO) Alarms/Detectors:

Please take note:

Carbon monoxide poisoning is known as the silent killer, because you cannot see it or smell it, making it very hard to detect. The symptoms can come on very quickly.

You will need to decide if you require a combination alarm/detector – i.e. carbon monoxide (co), propane, and natural gas combo. The new law, which took effect in April 2015, states that one must be installed outside sleeping areas. – Very good articles re carbon monoxide alarms/detectors. – Displays several types of carbon monoxide alarm/detectors. On the site’s menu to the left, see also smoke alarms/detectors. – Related CBC story – caused by faulty water heater. – Another related CBC story. – Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs – includes signs/symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. On the site’s menu to the left, see also smoke alarms/detectors.

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