By Cinderella - 09/07/2017 14:55

Today, my house was so dusty that when I started to clean it, the smoke detector went off. FML
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dust shouldn't have anything to do with setting off a smoke detector. how are you cleaning it?

It does, smoke detectors sense a change in particle density in the air... not actually smoke.

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dust shouldn't have anything to do with setting off a smoke detector. how are you cleaning it?

It does, smoke detectors sense a change in particle density in the air... not actually smoke.

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If the filter gets dirty enough it'll go off. The detectors can't tell the difference between dust and smoke. I have to clean my filters every few years with air duster for this reason.

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Oh no, that's most certainly possible. Dust blocks radiation just like smoke does, so it can set detectors off just fine.

You’d better get out of the house! A dust explosion could happen if your house is that dusty!

I don't know why people are giving you the thumbs down. An excessive amount of dust actually is a fire risk, and if a fire starts there could be an explosion. That's why there have been devastating explosions in mills with lots of flour

It's happened to me, when using a vacuum that is not well sealed. Smoke detectors can be fooled.

Well I mean if your going to use a flame thrower yaaa!

Even the smoke detector thinks the house needs to be cleaned.

What are you cleaning it with, a flamethrower???

bulls**t do you even know how smoke detector works? it detects ions that are only found when carbon based things burn