Archive For The “Smoke Detector” Category

Testing Your Smoke Detectors Can Save Your Life!

By | February 1, 2012

Fact: Testing your smoke detectors every few months can save your life. “The Federal Government says 16 million smoke detectors in US homes do not work. Furthermore, studies show that working smoke detectors reduce the risk of fatalities by 50%.” ( source ) Many people feel safe simply knowing they have smoke detectors installed in […]

Read more »

Test for Gas Leaks

By | July 14, 2011

In the news to day we read about a home located roughly 40 miles north of Albany, NY near the Vermont border exploding… possibly because of a leaking or faulty gas line or valve in the home. At the time we read the article three people had died and several others, including a baby, had […]

Read more »

Useful Testing Instruments at National Safety Products

By | January 5, 2011

Every once in a while we reach out to web sites like National Safety Products and ask important questions like, “So… What kind of useful test products do you suggest people consider investing in at this time?” Below you will find the response we got the last time asked the question. Trace smoke emitters for […]

Read more »

Canned Smoke for Detector Testing — in Bulk

By | June 2, 2010

Thinking about starting a smoke detector testing campaign in your city? Need to outfit an entire city worth of fire inspectors with canned smoke? Whatever the reason(s) for needing a whole lot of canned smoke in convenient 0.5 ounce containers, we think we can help. We found a company with the ability to sell canned […]

Read more »

Question: How Can I Test My Carbon Monoxide Detector?

By | March 29, 2010

Now that you have gone and done something very wise, like installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home, you may find yourself asking, “Hmmm… How do I TEST a carbon monoxide detector?” So glad you asked! Now you COULD get up on a ladder and exhale cigarette smoke into the thing to see if it […]

Read more »

Question: Blowing Air Into a Smoke Detector Can Cause Damage?

By | March 19, 2010

Tony from Oregon presented us with a very interesting question recently: Hi. The local fire department did presentations for the kids at our local schools a few weeks ago and since then my kids have been bugging me to test our smoke alarms at the house. I want to oblige them, and also to make […]

Read more »

Important Message From National Safety Products

By | January 13, 2010

The following message comes from National Safety Products, an online distributor of testing and inspection equipment for many different applications, professions and environments: Every year thousands of families are torn apart by the harmful effects of environmental hazards such as Carbon Monoxide (CO),  Radon Gas in air & water,  Lead,  Mold,  Mildew,  Fire, Smoke,  Gas […]

Read more »

Checking Smoke Detectors Saves Lives

By | October 22, 2009

Many people die unnecessarily in fires each year because smoke detectors did not go off when they should have. The products below make testing the functionality of smoke detectors both easy AND useful. What do we mean by useful? Simple: Pressing the ‘test’ button on a smoke detector does not test the actual sensor. ‘Test’ […]

Read more »