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The City of Granite Shoals
2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
Ph: 830-598-2424
How many smoke detectors do I need?
NFPA recommends that you have one smoke detector on every level of your house, as well as one near all of the sleeping areas in your home. For example, if your sleeping areas are nestled together in a wing of the house, one smoke detector in the hallway would probably sound loud enough to awaken anyone sleeping. However, if your sleeping areas are on separate ends of the hallway, you will want to invest in a second smoke detector to protect that separate bedroom.

The best way to make sure that you have enough smoke detectors is to listen to them yourself. If there are any areas in the house where the sound from an activated smoke detector is faint, muffled, or difficult to hear, or if anyone in your family does not wake up when a smoke detector sounds, you probably need additional smoke detectors.

Remember, even a working smoke detector can't get you out of danger's way - be sure that you have and practice a home escape plan!

Smoke Detectors

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1. How many smoke detectors do I need?
2. Should I use battery or electric smoke detectors?
3. Why is my smoke detector chirping?
4. How do I test my smoke detector?
5. Are there smoke detectors for the hearing impaired?
6. I have frequent false alarms, what should I do?