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Installing Smoke Detectors

 

Smoke detectors are easy to install. Make sure you select the best location for the widest protection. Put each smoke detector where smoke will first enter a room. Don't forget rooms with mechanical equipment like clothes dryers and heating systems.

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If you mount the detector on the wall, make sure it is at least 12 inches below the ceiling. Wall mounting can be used when you cannot mount the unit to the ceiling. Avoid ceiling corners. In a fire, smoke will curl up along the corner and it might not set off the detector. In hallways and narrow areas, be sure to center the detector on the ceiliing.

If you have problems installing your smoke detector, don't give up. Just give us a call and we'll be happy to help.