Fire Alarm Articles -- Residential
What Happens When Water is Thrown on a Cooking Grease Fire?
-- Cooking is good; grease catching on fire while cooking is bad. With all that sizzling crackle and pop, frying bacon sounds mouthwatering. But...
Aren't Those Coat Hanger Racks on the Wall?
-- Hotels, motels, apartment buildings, condominiums, townhouses, and some newer private homes, all have automatic fire-fighting sprinkler systems. Without anyone needing to do anything...
What Should I Do When the Fire Alarm Sounds?
-- When the alarm sounds, as caretaker for an apartment building, what should you be doing? "I would never suggest turning off the fire alarms, or in any way...
How Do You Let the Smoke Out of the Apartment?
-- OK. Now the bacon is overcooked and, making the smoke alarm sound off, the apartment is full of smoke. That kind of thing happens...
Don't Smoke Alarms Detect Smoke?
-- A smoke alarm isn't really a smoke alarm at all; a smoke alarm is a particles-in-the-air alarm. When a smoke alarm detects particles...
Why Doesn't My Smoke Alarm Set Off The Building Alarms?
-- In apartment Buildings, real fire alarms are bad; false fire alarms are just as bad... or worse...
What's the Difference between a Smoke Alarm and a Smoke Detector?
-- Smoke alarms are inside houses, townhouses, apartments or condominiums. In areas that people live and sleep, smoke alarms are there to alert the ...
The Alarm Chirps, Which One is it?
-- In the home or apartment, there's a loud chirping, almost like a bird, but it's electronic. Coming from somewhere, every...
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