Code Check Author Skip Walker talks about Photoelectric Smoke Alarms
• Ionization alarms respond between 15 to 90 minutes slower in a typical residential smoldering fire. Ionization alarms will fail to respond at all in 1 out of 5 fires.
• Installing Photoelectric Smoke Alarms virtually eliminates nuisance tripping (cooking, shower steam, etc.)
• Photoelectric Smoke Alarms will respond in time to provide adequate time to escape life in about 96% of residential fires.
•Roughly 3 people will die tonight in homes with "functional" ionization alarms.
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