You need a smoke alarm. It is not a question of with you should have one. You need a smoke detector in your home and office. 


Luckily, Zapals is giving away 10,000 smoke detectors this week! Just use the Coupon Code ‘ZAPALS160215’ and TA-DA! Free smoke detector being sent out to your home where all your belongings and loved ones are.


What do you need to know about smoke detectors and maintenance? 


What you need to know


Just like any other electronic device, you must regularly check them to ensure they are working fit as a fiddle so they will do what you bought them to do. The below tips are from the National Fire Protection Association who are the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical, and related hazards. 




  1. Test your smoke alarms every months
  2. Change your smoke alarms with a new one AT LEAST every ten years
  3. Install a smoke alarm in every necessary room of your house so that no matter where you are, everyone is protected.


How, and where?


As smoke alarms sound when they respond to airborne particles, Fire & Rescue NSW recommends that you don’t install one in a room with the high chance of airborne interference such as controlled smoke or steam. This includes, but is not limited to:


  1. Kitchens
  2. Bathrooms
  3. Toilets
  4. Laundry Rooms
  5. Areas of air drafts


How do you test a smoke alarm? Easy. There is a testing button on each smoke alarm. Make sure everyone who lives in, or works in the building knows what the smoke alarm sounds like and where to evacuate to when the alarm sounds.


Stay safe beloved Zapals customers. Get your smoke detector now!