Types of Smoke Detectors

What kind of smoke detector should you get? There are two basic kinds: photo electronic, and ionization. Photo electronic ones are better at detecting smoldering fires, which create lots of smoke, but little actual fire at first. They’re your best bet for most places. Ionization detectors work best for rapidly spreading fires in combustible materials, where there are lots of flames, but little smoke. If you’re going to have one in your kitchen, go with an ionization model. That will also reduce the likelihood of them being triggered by cooking. Smoke detectors are your most important fire safety weapon, and it’s imperative that you have them in your home, and that they’re in good working condition at all times.

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