The smoke and fire accident may cause severe damage to life and property. Therefore, the smoke detectors are designed to warn individuals that something is on fire. If your oven is particularly smoky, it can set the smoke detector off every time you cook. To stop it from going off, you will need to cover the smoke detector up. So, here you will find information on of when, where and how to cover the smoke detectors
Well! It sometime happens that you are cooking or taking a shower and your smoke alarm starts beeping. You can surely turn it off manually if you are using a DIY Alarm System. However, it becomes a bit tricky in case of a professional alarm system. Yes! You might get panicked because your smoke alarm started beeping but originally it was just a call from the Customer Monitoring Center. If you fail to respond to their call, they will be right in front of house shortly and it might be an embarrassing spot to be in.
The sharp shriek of the smoke detector can save your life, but it is quite annoying when you are cooking or cleaning. Luckily it is good to cover it at the proper time. You should paste a tape on the sensor of the unit chamber, or you can also cover it with a shower cap or shopping bag, and wrap a rubber band on it. You should also remember to remove the makeshift cover when you are finished. Make sure that the smoke detector is working correctly in case of an emergency.
Nearly all types of smoke detectors are equipped with small internal chambers, that can suck the traces of air for checking the presence of smoke. The new models have narrow windows and the bottom portion of the windows around the unit’s housing. But in older models, the windows are present on the top unit and attached to the ceiling. So, it also depends on the model and brand of the unit.
Now cover the entire opening with bright colored tube or painter’s tape. When you are cooking or cleaning, make sure that it is not undone.
Now peel off and dispose of the tape when the room is cleared once. Wait till visible fog has gone. Otherwise, you will not be able to set off the alarm.
The bag chosen should be big enough to cover the smoke detector adequately, it should not be so large that it makes some trouble. The freezer bag, which is of quarter size and thickness, will be best for this purpose.
Cover the smoke detector with the shopping bag, stretching a rubber band on the upper side of the shopping bag where the opening of ceiling meets.
You should uncover the unit by removing the plastic bag or tape. You should not do this until the unit is cleared by air to avoid noise. Dispose off the bag and tape and save the rubber band for the next time.
You should the type of caps that have no holes, tears, and slits in it. Even a small hole is present in the material; it would permit the dust and steam coming inside it and would result in noise and false detection.
Designed to fit the different sizes of heads, the shower caps have elastic bands at the bottom side, which can easily stretch. The elasticity will work well for preventing the slipping over and off for the smoke detectors.
Now uncover the smoke detector with a shower cap and keep it in reach for the next time.