Squeaky stairs, drippy faucets and chirping alarms are all common annoyances that happen in homes all over the world. Did you know that one of these could be hazardous to your families safety? In fact, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics indicate that the primary reasons smoke alarms fail to operate in home structure fires is a missing/disconnected battery (50%) and dead/discharged battery (23%).
One of my biggest annoyances at home is my uneven floor in the corners on my living room. Our computer desk has had 2 locations in the last few months, both corners and both times the desk chair rolls away from the desk. It’s very frustrating when I’m trying to get work done and I’m slowing slipping away from the keyboard or accidentally roll over a dog’s tail because he’s trying cuddle around my feet. My simple solution to this is temporarily replacing it with a dining chair. Not as comfortable but I know I won’t be going anywhere.
A chirping smoke alarm is equally annoying but it typically means that the batteries simply need to be changed. Instead of just taking your alarm down and hiding behind a picture or tucking it in a drawer take a few extra minutes to replace the batteries. Kidde, a leader in fire protection and safety equipment urges families to protect your family and home from the dangers of being left without a warning. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained are probably the least expensive way to keep your family and home safe in the threat of a fire.
Kidde has recently introduced a line of Worry-Free Smoke Alarms, which offer a variety of benefits to the millions of Americans who rely on continuous battery-powered smoke and fire detection in their homes. The new alarms are powered by sealed-in, long-life lithium batteries for 10 years (the life of the alarm).
Benefits of Worry Free Smoke Alarms
- It’s Always On: 24 hr/day, 7 day/week protection from smoke and fire
- Decade of protection: sealed lithium battery provides 10 years of continuous power
- Maintenance-free, hassle-free: never replace a battery during the alarm’s operating life and no need to worry about the batteries being removed
- Goodbye late night low battery chirps: an end-of-life chirp tells you when it’s time to replace the alarm
- Location-based attributes make it simple to select the right alarm for the right location in your home
- Money savings: no batteries to buy and replace every six months, save up to $40 over the life of the alarm
- Quick and easy installation: simply twist the alarm onto the mounting bracket and it activates
With the holidays approaching and ovens, fireplaces, decorative lighting and candles and portable heater use on the rise Kidde wants to offer LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! readers the chance to win a 2-pack of Worry Free Smoke Alarms. Share with us your own home annoyances to enter.
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