Smoke Detectors have saved thousands of lives. Though often ignored, smoke detectors are one of the smallest, yet most important, appliances in your home. It really is a matter of “life and death.”
For this very reason, modern building standards require smoke detectors throughout the house. In any residential home in Georgia, smoke detectors are required in every bedroom, hallway, garage, and basement.
The most important safety feature of modern smoke detectors is that each smoke detector is linked together so that when one goes off, they all go off. This means a fire in the basement will sound the smoke alarm in all of the bedrooms upstairs. Many homes were built before this method became standard and only have stand-alone battery-powered smoke detectors, if any. Unfortunately, a smoke detector is only effective if someone hears it.