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First of the month! TEST YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE AND SMOKE ALARMS.

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by DandyDon, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,619
    5,670
    I only hope that every household here has a few of each. It's a good idea to test them monthly. So many tragic news stories include non-functioning alarms in the homes where people died.

    Push those buttons.

    I also like to actually further test my smoke alarms in the fall with real smoke tests. I take them to the driveway with a metal coffee can and rags to burn, fire extinguisher, garden hose, etc. and see how they really react to smoke. I have tested my CO alarms in the garage by remote starting the car with the door still closed, but that's risky,

    Monthly button tests are the easiest and safest.

    I also run a quart of vinegar thru my coffee maker to remove calcium deposits, every first of the month.
     
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  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,619
    5,670
    I forgot to remind last month, sorry. So do it now. :D
     
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  3. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    10,687
    16,524
    Sometimes I do it without a reminder.:)

    Keep up the good work.
     
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  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,619
    5,670
    That's great. The first person I have to remind is myself. I have been known to go a year without testing, which is not safe. My fire alarm saved me once, and my old home bud was saved by CO alarms twice - from a fireplace and from a shop heater.

    So many news stories about people dying in house fires include the mention of non-functioning alarms. In one study Survey Shows Many Homeowners Unclear on Carbon Monoxide Safety
    • Forty-one percent say they never replace their carbon monoxide detector, or they aren’t sure how often it is replaced.
    • Over one-third of homeowners (34 percent) don’t have or aren’t sure if they have a carbon monoxide detector in their homes
    • About one-fifth (22.1 percent) never test or don’t know how to test the detectors to be sure they are working.
    That's from 2015. Not a popular subject perhaps as they seem like no brainers to me.
     
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