How do you Check your Smoke Detectors?


Nothing is more important to your family’s safety than your home’s smoke detectors and fire alarms. These devices alert you and your family where there is dangerous smoke or fire, giving you enough time to safely evacuate. However,  you need to routinely check your smoke detectors to make sure they are working.

Step 1

Let your family know that you are testing the alarm. Smoke detectors have a very high-pitched sound that can frighten pets and small children. Let everyone know your plan and that it’s a test.

Step 2

Have someone stand at the farthermost point away from the alarm. This is key to make sure the alarm can be heard everywhere in your home. You may want to install more detectors in places where the alarm sound is muffled, weak or low.

Step 3

Now you will want to press and hold the smoke detector’s test button. After a few seconds, you should hear an ear-piercing, loud siren from the detector when you press the button.

If you don’t hear anything, you must replace your batteries. If it’s been more than six months since you replaced your batteries (which could be the case with hardwired alarms) change your batteries immediately, no matter what the test result was.

You will want to test your new batteries one last time to make sure it’s working properly. Make sure you check your smoke detector to make ensure there is no dust or anything blocking the grates. This can prevent the alarm from working even if your batteries are new.

Even with regular maintenance and if your device seems like it’s working, you will want to replace the detector after 10 years or even earlier, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Post time: Jan-20-2021

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