Here’s what you need to know about smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
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If you’re following along in the video above, you might be wondering why I’m standing on a step stool to shoot this video. Well, today I want to address an important topic regarding home maintenance: smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Most homes in our area were built more than 10 years ago. Many of them have yellow, stained smoke detectors, which is an indicator that the detector is more than 10 years old, too.
Oftentimes, smoke detectors are left in their place to save yourself the headache of having to patch up an area with paint. The one I’m examining in the video was fine, except that it was missing a battery and it was just a smoke detector.
Especially if your home is powered by natural gas, I highly recommend that you get a smoke and carbon monoxide detector for your safety and the safety of those you love.
I recommend the Kidde brand, which you can find on Amazon. For $24.99, you can get the benefits of a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector all in one. It both speaks and sounds an alarm when it detects smoke/carbon monoxide.
New housing code requires a smoke detector in every bedroom of the house, but this home, in particular, doesn’t need to since it was built in the 1980s.
It’s very important that you have these detectors in your home. If you can’t afford a smoke detector or don’t want the expense, you can actually go to your local fire department and they’ll give you one. Stay safe out there during the holidays!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.