SERVPRO of Framingham Shares Smoke Detector Tips
A smoke detector is one of those things you take for granted. More than likely, you don’t even know it’s there. Unless it’s sounding an alarm or making that annoying chirping noise telling you it’s time to replace the battery.
A smoke detector is one of the most important devices in your house. It can save your life in an emergency. Find out what you need to know about checking your smoke detectors.
- You should check your smoke detectors monthly or at least twice a year.
- Most smoke detectors are powered by 9-volt batteries. To check these remove the plastic cap from the detector, replace the battery and press the test button.
- Most smoke detectors last a maximum of 10 years. When you do you change your batteries, remove your units from the ceiling and check for a date stamped on the back.
Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
Furthermore, failing to check your smoke alarms regularly increases the likelihood that they’ll fail if a fire erupts.
Maintaining smoke alarms takes minutes, and it’s worth it for the peace of mind it provides.
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