We’ve all heard stories of a smoke detector rousing a person just in time to help them exit a burning home. But (hopefully) this isn’t a situation you are too familiar with. More often we view our smoke detectors as something that overreacts when we burn dinner.
Don’t be fooled though. Smoke detectors can keep you safe, prevent safety hazards from putting your life at risk, and can even mean the difference between a burnt outlet and a burnt home. So yes while your smoke detector might add insult to injury when it goes off due to a burning dinner item, we’d still advise keeping yours in optimal condition.