The Basics of Home Smoke Alarms

Did you know that 65 percent of home-fire deaths happen in homes without smoke alarms or with defective smoke alarms? At Payless Hardware, Rockery, and Nursery, we have an excellent selection of smoke alarms. Our hardware store in San Jose has been serving the community for over 40 years. To learn more about shopping for a smoke alarm at our ACE Hardware, watch this video clip.

When you buy smoke alarms, be sure to get at least one that uses photoelectric technology, and at least one that uses ionization technology. Photoelectric smoke alarms are effective at detecting moldering fires, like those started by a cigarette, while ionization smoke alarms are better at detecting flaming fires, like grease fires on the stove. Place a smoke alarm in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.