One of the easiest home improvement jobs that anyone can do around the house
could also mean the difference between life and death.
Fire is every homeowner’s nightmare, but it’s the smoke from home fires that can
kill, especially when you are sleeping. The smell of smoke won’t necessarily
wake you and you could be overcome leading to disastrous consequences.
That’s why every household should be prepared with smoke alarms.
These easy to install smoke alarms from Quell are an efficient and inexpensive
way to provide early warning of smoke and fire - which can mean the difference
between safe escape and no escape.
Smoke alarms sound their warning when smoke reaches the sensing chamber. So make
sure when you place your alarms that they can be heard from different parts of
the house, particularly behind a closed door.
Ideally you should install one in every room except the bathroom and laundry
because steam particles can create false alarms.
In the kitchen do not place them near ovens or toasters as excessive cooking
smoke can trigger nuisance alarms.
Quell smoke alarms come with a 9 volt battery which should last about a year.
There’s also a test function to ensure that the unit is operating properly.
Alarms will let you know when the battery needs replacing by emitting a beep
every 45 seconds or so.
Quell make a variety of smoke alarms, including one that illuminates when
triggered - providing a powerful escape light to guide you through the smoke and