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The Main Differences Between Ionization And Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

PuroClean Canada
Publication date:
April 10, 2020
Article Summary: 

The blog discusses the main differences between ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms. The author notes that smoke alarms are essential for detecting fires and saving lives. The blog explains that ionization smoke alarms use a small amount of radioactive material to ionize the air inside the alarm, while photoelectric smoke alarms use a light beam to detect smoke particles. The author highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each type of alarm, with ionization alarms being better at detecting fast-burning fires and photoelectric alarms being better at detecting slow-burning fires. The blog emphasizes the importance of having both types of alarms installed in a home for maximum safety.


ionization smoke alarms, photoelectric smoke alarms, fire detection, safety, radioactive material, air ionization, light beam, smoke particles, fast-burning fires, slow-burning fires, home safety.

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PuroClean Canada
The Main Differences Between Ionization And Photoelectric Smoke Alarms
April 10, 2020
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