You have probably been irritated by a beeping smoke detector at one time or another in your life. So many people decide to just take out the battery to stop it from chirping, but this could actually put their lives in danger. There are some alternatives to battery operated alarms that don’t have this issue, such as hard wired alarms with battery backup, but they do take a lot more work installing, and have a higher cost. It is important to have a smoke detector on each floor of your home and outside of every bedroom. Besides those locations, you should also have an alarm near any flammable materials you might have in your home.

Smoke detectors definitely save lives. If a fire starts, many times the smoke will take you from sleep directly to unconsciousness unless you have an alarm to wake you up. So, next time your smoke detector starts chirping, don’t waste time getting a replacement battery.