I believe it may sound crazy, but a fire alarm going off in the middle of the night Last weekactually saved more than our lives.
In the dead of the night, while the whole cabin was peacefully sleeping, an alarm sounded that jolted us to alertness.
All of us followed our emergency exit plan and met in the front yard. Not seeing any signs of smoke or flames I started to investigate while waiting for the fire department. Everything truthfully looked normal and the detector that was sounding was situated in the basement. Once the emergency services arrived they headed down there to see what the problem was. They abruptly came to the conclusion that the, “smoke”, that had set off the alarm was in fact a substantial cloud of dust that had blown into the air from the air duct of our Heating & Air Conditioning system. Part of the pipe was hanging from the basement ceiling and the Heating & Air Conditioning system was blowing dust and debris into the air as it ran. Thanks to the alarm sounding, the air duct splitting, and the emergency responding, the people I was with and I knew the people I was with and I needed to have the Heating & Air Conditioning system serviced, but i thanked the responders for their speedy response and sent the teenagers back to bed. I looked up the number for a local Heating & Air Conditioning maintenance supplier that provided emergency repairs, however when I explained the issue they were kind enough to explain that the problem could more than likely wait until normal business hours. This would save me significantly and they could be there first assume in the day. They repairs took a few hours and they also cleaned the entire air duct system while they were at it. They said that the problem that the people I was with and I had more than likely saved our Heating & Air Conditioning system because it would have surely failed if left unserviced for much longer.