A smoke detector alerts you in time, so that you can escape from the smoke in a burning house and call the emergency services. Smoke inhalation is the number 1 cause of death in house fires. Smoke is extremely poisonous and can quickly make you unconscious. Smoke also makes you see less if you try to escape from a burning house. This makes it difficult to get out safely on time. So life-threatening!
In addition, if a fire breaks out while you are sleeping, you do not smell the smoke. Your senses of smell don't work when you sleep. Do you have a smoke detector? Then the alarm wakes you up in time so that you can safely leave the house. That is why smoke detectors are required by law from 1 July 2022.
This means that at least one smoke detector must be installed on every floor of a home. Preferably hang this smoke detector in the hallway (the escape route). For more information about the smoke detector obligation, what a smoke detector must meet and where you should hang it, please visit www.rookmelders.nl.
Smoke detectors save lives. It can save your life and those of your loved ones. So buy! And are you renting a house? Report this to your landlord and remind him or her that: from 1 July smoke detectors are mandatory.