Extension Lead Safety: Avoiding Disaster

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In our modern lives, electrical devices have become indispensable. From smartphones to refrigerators, we rely on these gadgets and appliances to keep our homes running smoothly. However, with the increasing number of devices we use, the demand for electrical outlets often outstrips the supply, especially in older properties. To address this issue, extension leads have …


Best Heat Detectors For Kitchens (UK Top 3)

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Heat detectors for kitchens are still somewhat of a rarity in UK kitchens. And it’s mainly because people don’t realise that heat detectors for kitchens are recommended over a normal smoke alarm. In this article, we’ll go through why a heat detector for a kitchen is a better option than using a smoke detector, we’ll …


Can I Use A Smoke Detector In The Kitchen?

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Using a smoke detector in the kitchen is not recommended due to the heat, steam and smoke a kitchen will produce whilst cooking. Instead, a heat detector should be installed in the kitchen area. Installing a smoke detector in the kitchen area will produce multiple false alarms, and you’ll experience these alarms mainly when you’re …


Best Smoke Detectors For Home Use (UK Top 3)

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Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices in homes around the world. A smoke detector will alert you almost immediately when smoke is detected, giving you the best possible chance of escaping a potential house fire alive. In this article we’ll look at the best smoke detectors for home use, and look …


Do Smoke Alarms Detect Carbon Monoxide?

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Do smoke alarms detect carbon monoxide? No, a smoke alarm will not detect carbon monoxide and will not alert you if there is a build up of carbon monoxide in your home, unless it’s a combination smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. A smoke alarm or smoke detector is designed and manufactured to detect smoke …


Can I Get A Free Smoke Detector From The Fire Service?

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As well as operating under a reactive capacity (for example, if there’s a fire, you dial 999 and the fire service will attend to put the fire out), most fire services also have a pro active branch to their work – which usually means you can get a free fire safety check and a free …


Best Smoke And Heat Detector Combination Alarms

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A smoke and heat detector combination alarm gives you peace of mind that you are protected on two different levels, because a combination fire alarm will sound the alarm when the heat threshold is exceeded, or when smoke is detected in the atmosphere. In this article we will look at using and installing a smoke …


Fire Escape Plan For Your Home

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A fire escape plan for your home and your family is an important but sadly overlooked part of home safety. We stick a few smoke detectors up on a few ceilings, and we think: job done. But fire safety at home should go much further than this, and a fire escape plan that everyone will …


Best Smoke Detector Locations And 1 Vital Place

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You would think the best smoke detector locations are in sleeping locations – but you would be wrong. The best place for a smoke detector or smoke alarms is in every individual room of your house. This is a safety first approach, and best practice for alerting you to a fire at the earliest available …


Linked Smoke Detectors – Why You MUST Use Them

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Linked smoke detectors are a type of smoke detector that is remotely linked to other smoke detectors in a house. If one smoke alarm is activated in the kitchen and sounds the alarm, all other smoke detectors in the house will also alarm simultaneously. If you haven’t got linked smoke detectors or fire alarm system …