Having a baby usually means going a bit overboard with the home safety devices…it must be deeply ingrained is us once we have children because it never seems to go away. At least it hasn’t for us yet! I was so pleased when I heard how ridiculously loud our detection devices were the first time they went off by accident thanks to little fingers playing with the alarm pad. Why can you never find a broom to turn them off or remember the alarm code when you need it the most???
Most of us have experienced the shriek of a smoke alarm while cooking a meal or stepping out of a steamy shower, when there is no hazard present. The instant reaction is to find a way to silence the alarm. Unfortunately, some people may even pull down the alarm or take out the battery to make the piercing sound stop. To avoid the problem in the future, many choose not to reinstall the smoke alarms, creating a potentially deadly situation. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Universal Security Instruments (USI), has recently launched a new smoke/fire alarm and carbon monoxide/natural gas alarm, which feature the most compact and effective detection to date. The new IoPhic smoke and fire alarm is designed to keep families as safe as possible with the most time-efficient detection available that can actually distinguish between a real fire and smoke from cooking! And the carbon monoxide/natural gas alarm is compact (smallest option on the market) and has one sensor to detect both carbon monoxide and natural gas. These products are available at Canadian Tire in-store and online and batteries are included. They also come with an impressive 10 year warranty. We’re installing our new Smoke & Fire alarms ($35.99) and Carbon Monoxide/Natural Gas alarm ($39.99) this weekend since we realized we don’t have them in all the sleeping areas. You can never be too safe!
With daylight saving time coming to an end it’s the perfect opportunity to give your home a quick once over. Check all your alarms, replace the batteries, clean out the furnace and dryer filters and change your passwords!